Crooked Fingers Bring On The Snakes on LP + Download w/ Bonus Tracks
Available on Vinyl for the First Time!
Crooked Fingers is the solo project of singer/guitarist Eric Bachmann. In the wake of the 1998 dissolution of his much-beloved previous band Archers of Loaf, Bachmann founded Crooked Fingers in early 2000. Since then, Crooked Fingers has morphed and evolved to include many band members and tours extensively. Bachmann is also an in-demand record producer and guest player in other touring bands.
Bring on the Snakes, originally released in 2001, is the sophomore album by Crooked Fingers. On vinyl now for the first time, the package features an essay by The National's Matt Berninger and a download of the full album plus bonus demos of each track. Merge will also be reissuing Crooked Fingers' 2000 self-titled debut.
In his liner notes, Berninger writes: "I had been a fan of Eric Bachmann's songs since the first Archers of Loaf record, Icky Mettle, but here I felt he was after something different, something intimate and important. His writing was inspired. It sounded to me like Byron, drunk at a party, talking to some girl about a different girl that he was in love with. I remember thinking, this guy reads a lot more than I do. The vocal and guitar melodies were unbelievably lovely, and his lyrics careened from crushingly sad to self-lacerating to hilarious. The record achieves that strange, special magic: it's catchy, visceral, and emotionally devastating."