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Crooked Fingers

Crooked Fingers was the solo project of singer/guitarist Eric Bachmann, best known as the longtime frontman for North Carolina indie rock institution Archers of Loaf. A onetime saxophone major at Appalachian State University, he co-founded the Archers in Chapel Hill in late 1991; quickly emerging as a major local favorite, the band's off-kilter noise pop broke through on national college radio two years later with the release of the single "Web in Front," followed by a series of acclaimed LPs including 1994's Icky Mettle and 1996's All the Nation's Airports. In 1995, Bachmann also teamed with producer Caleb Southern to form the instrumental project Barry Black, debuting with a self-titled LP on Alias; Tragic Animal Stories followed two years later. In the wake of Archers of Loaf's 1998 dissolution, Bachmann founded Crooked Fingers, debuting in early 2000 with a self-titled album issued on the WARM label. A collection of original songs, Bring on the Snakes, followed in 2001, but only one year later a cover EP featuring songs by Neil Diamond and Queen came out on Merge Records. Entitled Reservoir Songs, this was his debut for the label. The next year, Red Devil Dawn furthered his vision, allowing elements like horns and strings to creep into his melancholy indie pop. In 2005 Bachmann penned Dignity and Shame, a loosely tied conceptual piece based on the life of legendary bullfighter Manolete and his lover, Spanish actress Lope Sino. In 2006, going by his surname, Bachmann joined Saddle Creek and released To the Races, a minimal acoustic-based record. After reverting back to the pseudonym Crooked Fingers in 2008, Forfeit/Fortune was released for Red Pig/Constant Artists, Inc. and distributed exclusively at 20 North American independent record stores, handpicked by Bachmann himself. Bachmann spent some of 2011 playing reunion shows with Archers of Loaf, but found the time to work on new material for Crooked Fingers, releasing Breaks in the Armor through Merge Records later that year. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
Crooked Fingers

Top Songs by
Crooked Fingers

  1.   Song
  2.   Islero
  3.   Call To Love
  4.   New Drink for the Old Drunk
  5.   Wrecking Ball
  6.   Under Sad Stars
  7.   Under Pressure
  8.   Sad Love
  9.   The River
  10.   War Horses
  11.   Our New Favorite
  12.   Crowned in Chrome
  13.   Here Comes the Snakes
  14.   Typhoon
  15.   The Hatchet
  16.   Dignity And Shame
  17.   Big Darkness
  18.   Devils Train
  19.   Hurricane
  20.   Black Candles
  21.   Went to the City
  22.   The Rotting Strip
  23.   Sleep All Summer
  24.   Man Who Died of Nothing at All
  25.   She Spread Her Legs and Flew Away
  26.   Juliette
  27.   Red Devil Dawn
  28.   Weary Arms
  29.   When U Were Mine
  30.   Heavy Hours
  31.   Angelina
  32.   Black Black Ocean
  33.   Boy With (100) Hands
  34.   Ship to Spain
  35.   Broken Man
  36.   You Threw a Spark
  37.   Bad Man Coming
  38.   Don't Say a Word
  39.   Andalucia
  40.   There's a Blue Light
  41.   You Can Never Leave
  42.   Doctors of Deliverance
  43.   Valerie
  44.   A Little Bleeding
  45.   Carrion Doves
  46.   Every Dull Moment
  47.   Solitary Man
  48.   Destroyer
  49.   Disappear
  50.   Your Apocalypse
  51.   Atchafalayan Death Waltz
  52.   She Tows the Line
  53.   La Maleta Fea
  54.   The Counterfeiter
  55.   Sweet Marie
  56.   You Must Build A Fire
  57.   Surrender Is Treason
  58.   Bad Blood
  59.   Sunday Morning Coming Down
  60.   Pigeon Kicker
  61.   Twilight Creeps
  62.   Coldways

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