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Bay Area staple alt rock group Finish Ticket share their alluring new track “Float Away” today. With a strong rhythmic pulse, trebly guitar lines, dreamy synths, and an irresistible melody, it’s featured on their much-anticipated sophomore album Echo Afternoon, to be released on September 6 via Better Noise Music.

“Float Away” was written by vocalist Brendan Hoye during a period of writer’s block he experienced during the COVID pandemic. “With life on pause around the world, it felt impossible to draw inspiration from anything,” shares Hoye. “Nothing was thrilling during lockdown, but everyone was searching for hobbies, watching tv shows, and making bread.  I thought about how these were fun distractions, but I never felt like I was escaping the mundaneness of my reality.  I thought harder about what had recently been providing me with that escape and decided I would write the most embarrassing song I’d ever written, but that it would never see the light of day.”

“Fast forward a few months and I showed the band the song thinking it would be a good laugh,” Hoye recalls. “Unfortunately, to my horror, they loved it and insisted it be on the record.  It’s a song that saved me as a writer, a song that makes me cringe when I remember that my grandma listens to my music, a song that feels right at home in our live show, and a song about giving.”

Stream “Float Away” now at 

Watch its lyric video

Co-produced by FINISH TICKET,Jim Kaufman (Danny Worsnop, Helmet, Atlas Genius), and Michael Coleman (Chappel Roan, Sure Sure, Em Beihold), ECHO AFTERNOON’s 12 tracks show the band at their most vulnerable as they narrate the struggles and anxiety of being stuck in limbo while trying to find an escape to a brighter future. The album is an emotional roller coaster allowing listeners who’ve faced the uncertainty in their own lives to relate and to look forward to a brighter future. 

FINISH TICKET have toured alongside the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, AWOLNATION, and The Beaches. They’ve alsomade key festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Life Is BeautifulOutside Lands, and Lollapalooza.

Pre-order ECHO AFTERNOON on cd, vinyl and/or digital LP now at 

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