Crooked Fingers

Crooked Fingers

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Better Propaganda is becoming more and more useful every day. As I looked around for some new music the other day I stumbled upon these guys. Formed from the remains of Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers excels at creating somber indie rock. Singer Eric Bachman's voice immediately reminded me of a combination of Neil Diamond's and Bob Dylan's, but trust me, that isn't a band thing. Their newest release. Dignity and Shame is somewhat different then their past releases, as the songs have taken on a more positive tone. While their past albums were tales of abuse and alcoholism, Dignity and Shame emits a solemn hopefulness about love and life. The songs are beautiful and simple and when combined with Bachman's bluesy voice, create an amazing feeling of listening to honest folk/indie/rock. Check them out if you like M. Ward or the aforementioned Bob Dylan.

From 2005's Dignity and Shame
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From 2003's Red Devil Dawn
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Odds and Ends

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Daily Torrents

Tears for Fears - The Best Of (Remixes)
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds _ Let Love In
Late Night with Conan O'Brian (6/16/05) w/ Heather Locklear, Paul Giamatti, and Caesers

Random Downloads

Andrew Bird - "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left" (from The Mysterious Production of Eggs)
Damien Jurado - "Paperwings" (from I Break Chairs)