Eric Bachmann's Fingers Now Appear to Be Straight
CMJ (yes, they do still exist) reports that Eric Bachmann is set to release his debut "solo" album, To The Races, on August 22nd on Saddle Creek Records. You can hit CMJ for the full 10-song tracklist.
No explanation is given for why Bachmann has decided to ditch the Crooked Fingers moniker this time out, although CMJ does cryptically state that the new album "is to be a departure from his 2005 LP, Dignity And Shame..."
Does that mean it's closer to the slower, more dirge-y songs on the first few CF discs, or is this something altogether different? If they know, CMJ ain't telling. I suppose you could take a guess, though, based on the tidbits that:
(a) Bachmann wrote the album while living in the back of his touring van; and
(b) He'll be doing a co-headlining tour in the fall with Richard Buckner.
Survey says... it's wrist-slittin' music.
Personally, I'm still waiting for him to do an album of Neil Diamond covers.