UPDATE: Finch call it quits

What happens when the frontman of Senses Fail joins three members of Finch and picks up a microphone? Exactly what you hoped would happen: a perfect fusion of two adored early 2000s screamo bands with new stories to tell.

Speak The Truth… Even If Your Voice Shakes is Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail and Alex Linares, Dan Wonacott, and Alex Pappas of Finch. The band name derives from a saying by Maggie Kuhn, a feminist and activist best known for fighting ageism and advocating nursing home reform.

“’Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.’ I think that that says a lot about where I’m at in my life” explains Buddy Nielsen in an interview with Alternative Press. “But then when you peel it back a little further, who’s giving the quote and what she was talking about, what she stood for, also resembles what we’re doing. There’s still a ton of life left and there’s still a ton of music left. And these bands that existed in this era had really come and gone. I think that there’s a void and that’s one of the reasons we decided to do this. A lot of the bands from that day are either not playing the same music anymore or they’re calling it a day. Maybe we can fill the void about what people liked about their youth.”

The idea for Speak The Truth came about over a series of emails following a Senses Fail and Finch tour that was unexpectedly canceled. To use Buddy’s own language, the new single “Crash My Car” still “sounds like 2002,” and it seems the band wouldn’t want it any other way. You can read through the song’s lyrics here and watch the new video for “Crash My Car” below.



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Speak The Truth… Even If Your Voice Shakes is releasing a full-length and doing a tour next year. The band currently has a two song 7″ and new t-shirt available for purchase on their website.


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