Crooked Fingers is a Seattle, Washington-based indie rock band led by former Archers of Loaf lead singer Eric Bachmann. The band releases albums on Merge Records, and tends to have a rotating lineup.
Following the breakup of Archers of Loaf in 1998, Bachmann started work on a solo project that he named Crooked Fingers. The first release of this project, a self-titled release of various songs he had written, was put out by Warm Records in 2000. It was followed shortly after by a second album on Warm, Bring on the Snakes, which brought him some attention.
Following the release of Bring on the Snakes, Crooked Fingers signed to Merge Records. Under Merge, Crooked Fingers released Reservoir Songs EP in 2002, comprised of cover songs of artists such as Neil Diamond and Queen. Red Devil Dawn followed this in 2003, his first full-length for Merge.
Dignity and Shame was released in 2005, a concept album based around the lives of bullfighter Manolete and Lope Sino, a Spanish actress.
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Track listing: Crowned in ChromeNew Drink for the Old DrunkPigeon KickerMan Who Died of Nothing at AllBroken ManBlack Black OceanJulietteShe Spread Her Legs and Flew AwayUnder Sad StarsA Little Bleeding http://www.crookedfingers.com