Dynamic and energetic indie rock trio Finn Riggins has made a name for itself around the West and the greater US as road warriors from the oft-overlooked state of Idaho over the last several years.

Since their debut release on Portland’s beloved mom-and-pop label Tender Loving Empire in 2007, they have averaged close to 200 shows a year in 43 states — including a massive 80-day tour around the entire perimeter of the US in the Spring of 2010. Most of which has been on the backs of their DIY ethic and wide open approach to the changing music industry.

The collaborative brainchild of three music school graduates from the University of Idaho — Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert and Lisa Simpson — Finn Riggins has always been a tough entity for the music industry to pin down. Their genre-defying approach to rock-n-roll has yielded a long stream of varied explanations for their sound over the years — experimental pop, prog-pop, post-punk post-epic 70s rock, synth-driven indie rock, and so on. One consistent thread through most of the press raves over the years has been the fact that Finn Riggins’ sound is unique and fresh and not adhering to any particular trend, all while being accessible through pop-hooks and an incredibly well executed and fun live show.

Since relocating to Boise, ID in early 2009 from the small mountain town of Hailey, ID at the foot of the Pioneer Mountain Range, Finn Riggins has taken an increasingly active role in the growing young music and art scene in Idaho’s largest population center. They took their first extended break from touring in 2011 to further connect with their local scene and focus on writing and creating anew.

“[Thick Business] may be new to the area, but they are already cementing themselves as a group to never lose sight of in the ever-growing Boise music scene by skillfully dancing the line between playing classic, hard rock ‘n roll jams and haunting indie-pop melodies.”

Sarah Jean’s unmistakably elegant keyboard-driven pop songs, or Sherwood’s thoughtful and rhythmic dance ballads; Virgil has plenty to offer and will, at the very least, steal your attention away from drinking the rest of your sorrow down at the local bar for the night.

Transistor Send is the memories and reflections of Casey Cathey and Zach Sherwood. The style of music can be listed as ambient, electronic, and atmospheric yet remains guitar-driven and guided by vocals with wistful lyrics.


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