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Progress Report: Archers of Loaf frontman discusses reunions, reissues, creepy English teachers and the new Crooked Fingers record. More »

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Crooked Fingers – “Bad Blood” Video

Crooked Fingers hasn’t released an album since Breaks In The Armor, which came out in October 2011, so it’s decidedly odd to see the band dropping a video from that album now, in December 2012. But hey, a little extra Crooked Fingers is definitely never a bad thing! The clip for “Bad Blood” was directed… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 5, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Crooked Fingers – “Our New Favorite” Video

Kids! Kids are the best. As someone who’s about to have his second, I am helpless before a music video that shows kids doing kid things like shuffle-toddling across floors and losing teeth and digging up ancient boxes of shredded, forgotten photos. (Actually, I’m not sure that last one is a kid thing per se.)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Crooked Fingers – “Typhoon”

Now that they’ve reunited, Eric Bachmann is back to fronting the ’90s indie overlords Archers Of Loaf. But he’s not stopping with his Crooked Fingers project. Last month, Bachmann checked in with us to give a Progress Report on the forthcoming Crooked Fingers album Breaks In The Armor. And below, we’ve got that album’s opener,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2011 - 11:42 am

Neko Case Performs “This Tornado Loves You” On Letterman

Dave doesn’t kiss just any musical guest’s hand (even though “Karen O is like rad, man“). Last night the Late Show host seemed particularly charmed by Neko’s tale of whirlwind romance incarnate, a Middle Cyclone cut Leno and AOL didn’t get. Along with her band (including Crooked Fingers’ Eric Bachmann), Neko was joined by four… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2009 - 4:00 am

Stream Shins, Bright Eyes, National Covering Merge Classics

Merge Records turns 20 this year and the celebration is well underway. Last week we told you about the five-day summer fest in North Carolina with Superchunk, Spoon, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Destroyer, and others. If that’s a party you can’t attend, there are some birthday souvenirs you can enjoy without leaving home. Namely 20More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 8, 2009 - 1:55 am

Neko Case, Britt Daniel On New Crooked Fingers EP

The Your Control EP, fronted by the Forfeit/Fortune duet between Eric Bachmann and Neko Case, is out digitally today with no physical release planned. In addition to the title track it includes Crooked Fingers covers by Britt Daniel and Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner plus a “Your Control” remix by the Mae Shi. Listen to Bachmann and… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2009 - 10:35 am

New Crooked Fingers Video – “Let’s Not Pretend (To Be New Men)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Crooked Fingers’ Forfeit/Fortune is out tomorrow. When we posted “Phony Revoluations,” I mentioned Eric Bachmann’s pretty obvious shift from Archers’ rambunctious indie rock to Crooked’s darker, masculine, poetic Americana (you can paste Barry Black in the middle of that, of course). Speaking of “dark,” take a look at the Rod Blackhurst-directed video for “Let’s Not… More »

By: brandon / October 6, 2008 - 10:52 am

New Crooked Fingers – “Phony Revolutions”

Eric Bachmann’s a pretty reliable songwriter. Not everything he does is great, but between his early Archers Of Loaf days to Crooked Fingers — I never got that into Barry Black — he’s composed arresting, deeply felt, interestingly textured music and a good, Neil Diamond-esque Prince cover. The shift from Archers’ rambunctious indie rock to… More »

By: brandon / September 11, 2008 - 9:55 am