Biography

Los Angeles based indie-pop singer/songwriter, Rees Finley’s debut album, “A Tale Told By An Idiot,” was released in June 2019. Unlike his previous singles, “ATTBAI,” was largely conceived around capturing the frenetic sound of melodic punk bands that Rees grew up seeing perform in the basements and garages of Midwest. buffaBlog wrote of the artist, “Falling somewhere on the spectrum between Weezer, Pavement, and American Football, there’s plenty for fans of the 90s, fuzz rock, and emo sentiment to get behind.”

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Rees, began piano lessons at the young age of 6. Demonstrating wonkish but idiosyncratic musical aptitude, Rees progressed quickly but became disinterested in lessons, preferring to learn music from the radio by ear. Aided by the gift of chromesthesia, a condition in which musical notes trigger an associated image, Rees also became interested in writing songs. By the time he was in high school he had written hundreds of songs and was learning how to play other instruments while also performing in local bands. After high school, Finley moved to Los Angeles where he performed in various bands and wrote songs for other artists as well as commercials and movies. Rees has developed a loyal following since the release of his debut EP, "Songs 1-5" in the summer of 2017 which ranged from 80’s style synthpop, to retro-motown funk to overdriven alt-rock, often within the span of 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Though Finley's records vary widely in terms of genre, fans and critics alike have noted the consistent quality of his songcraft; always melodic, frequently neurotic, and simultaneously sarcastic and sentimental.
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