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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Goldfinch’s Aaron Stevens recalls turmoil that led up to his band’s emotional new album

Goldfinch just released a fabulous new album, “Faded Explanations: Vol. 1 - 3,” despite a year of obstacles that nearly kept it from seeing light of day. It’s available for free download on Band Camp, and the band will celebrate with a performance at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Nov. 16, during the third installment of Broadway Center’s Cathedrals series.

It’s bound to be an emotional affair for singer-guitarist Aaron Stevens who met with Tacoma Weekly for a story in Thursday’s paper. In this interview outtake you can hear him recall the upheaval and near tragedy that informed his most personal lyrics to date, from the departure of band mate Grace Sullivan to the accident that broke his brother’s back in May.