San Francisco-based quartet Finish Ticket make melodic music that straddles the line between indie rock and radio-ready pop.
Formed in 2008 while the bandmembers were attending Alameda High School near San Francisco, Finish Ticket features the talents of lead singer/keyboardist Brendan Hoye, guitarist/vocalist Alex DiDonato, bassist Michael Hoye, and drummer Gabe Stein. They released their debut EP, Life Underwater, in 2009. The EP Shake a Symphony followed a year later. In 2013, Finish Ticket released their debut full-length album, Tears You Apart, with production from Rilo Kiley's Pierre de Reeder. The album featured the singles "Catch You on My Way Out" and "Doctor." The band was signed by Elektra in 2014, releasing the EP When Night Becomes Day the following year. The single "Color" climbed its way into the Billboard Alternative Top 40, their first entry on the charts. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi