Finish Ticket announce a new album “Echo Afternoon” out in September – check out the single “Let You Go”

Author Benedetta Baldin - 17.5.2024

Bay Area staple alt-rock group Finish Ticket are excited to announce the highly awaited release of their sophomore album and debut effort via Better Noise Music, “Echo Afternoon,” is confirmed for September 6. 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 uncertainty in their own lives to relate and to look forward to a brighter future. Pre-order “Echo Afternoon “on cd, vinyl and/or digital LP now at

Finish Ticket today (May 17) have released the album’s propelling track “Let You Go” across all digital platforms. The track’s introspective lyrics—“I just want to go where the world can’t get to me / I just want to be alone / Living in my mind with my body far behind / I just want to let you know that I’ll let you go”—are lightened with dreamy soundscapes. Listen to “Let You Go” HERE. Watch its music video:

‘Let You Go’ is about reaching a breaking point and fantasizing about leaving the stress of reality behind. The song was initially started when our record label at the time had us stuck in a state of limbo, but more specifically is about the freeing thought of leaving music behind when it causes you more frustration than happiness. Brendan Hoye

Finish Ticket--Brendan Hoye (vocals), Alex DiDonato (guitar), and Gabe Stein (drums)—have toured alongside the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, AWOLNATION, and The Beaches. They’ve also made key festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful, Outside Lands and most recently at Lollapalooza in 2023. The band are happy to announce longtime touring bassist Ryan Blair will now join the official lineup. 

Finish Ticket have today shared they’ll hit the road this summer with indie rockers Nico Vega on their North American tour from July 22 to August 1. Tickets are available now HERE

Dates as follows: 
7/22    Detroit, MI  – The Shelter
7/23    Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground 
7/25    Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry 
7/26    New York, NY – Racket 
7/28    Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall 
7/30    Washington, DC – The Atlantis 
8/1      Nashville, TN – The Basement East

“Echo Afternoon “Track Listing
1. Let You Go 
2. Changing 
3. Float Away 
4. Bad Times 
5. Raincloud
6. Nothing Coming Soon 
7. Don’t Need A Reason 
8. Out Of A Dream 
9. Peace Of Mind
10. Rough Patch
11. 25 
12. The Weight 
About Finish Ticket:
Finish Ticket have taken fans, and themselves, on a rollercoaster ride throughout their career with a whirlwind of highs and lows. After creating a wave with sold-out shows across the Bay Area and their debut album “Tears You Apart”, they were picked up by Atlantic Records who released their EP When Night Becomes Day. They made their debut late-night TV performance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.” In 2019, Finish Ticket Self-released their hit track “Dream Song,” which garnered over 4.1 million streams and saw the band embark on a successful headlining tour, selling out multiple venues across the country. Then COVID hit in 2020 and put everything to a halt. 
After spending the past three years writing and recording their second full-length album, “Echo Afternoon”, Finish Ticket signed a record deal with Better Noise Music and released the record’s first track “Changing” in July 2023. This was supported by a U.S. run with The Beaches followed by a summer-long tour which included a performance at Lollapalooza (alongside headlining acts Billie Eilish and Karol G) and Arizona’s Innings Fest.