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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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Crooked Fingers

Top Songs by
Crooked Fingers

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

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