Friday, August 19, 2011

This Weeks Short Bursts :: Crooked Fingers + Echo Lake

Over the next year Eric Bachman will be dividing his time between touring with the recently reunited Archers of Loaf (please play Boston soon!) and his solo vehicle, Crooked Fingers. In fact on October 11th, Bachman will release his sixth release under the Crooked Fingers moniker with Breaks in the Armor. The new album was recorded in Athens, GA by Matt Yelton, with backing vocals provided by songstress Liz Durrett. Yesterday Merge Records shared the albums opening track Typhoon. One listen and we were immediately reminded of what drew us to and continues to keep us engaged with Eric Bachman's post Archers output, a lethal brew of beauty and devastation.

Crooked Fingers will play TT The Bears Place on November 6th.

Tour Dates:
Sep 07 Portland OR – Music Fest NW
Oct 15 Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 27 Asheville NC – Grey Eagle
Oct 28 Knoxville TN – Pilot Light
Oct 29 Charlotte NC – The Evening Muse
Nov 01 Washington DC – IOTA
Nov 02 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Nov 03 Hoboken NJ – Maxwells
Nov 04 New York NY – Mercury Lounge
Nov 06 Boston MA – TT the Bear’s
Nov 07 Montreal QC – Casa Del Popolo
Nov 08 Toronto ON – Drake
Nov 09 Detroit MI – Magic Stick
Nov 11 Chicago IL – Schubas
Nov 12 Milwaukee WI – Cactus Club
Nov 13 Minneapolis MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Nov 14 Omaha NE – Waiting Room
Nov 15 Denver CO – Larimer Lounge
Nov 23 San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill
Nov 25 Los Angeles CA – The Echo
Nov 26 San Diego CA – Casbah
Dec 01 Austin TX – Mohawk
Dec 02 Houston TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs

*Photo credit: Gary Isaacs

Crooked Fingers - Typhoon by MergeRecords

London's hypnotic psych pop quintet, Echo Lake issued one of our favorite EP's earlier this year with the Young Silence 12" via No Pain in Pop and in June they wowed us again with the double A sided Another Day/Breath Deep 7". The new offering finds Echo Lake confidently alternating between The Cocteau Twins influenced, Another Day with Linda Jarvis providing vocals, and Breath Deep, which explores the hazy shoegaze territory of their debut single with a little more swagger.

Breathe Deep by Echo Lake


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