Crooked Fingers / Breaks In The Armor
Album:Breaks In The Armor Collection:General
Artist:Crooked Fingers Added:Nov 2011
Label:Merge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-11-27 Pull Date:2012-01-29 
Week Ending:Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 8Jan 1Dec 25Dec 18Dec 11

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 14, 2014:Time Traveler
4.Apr 20, 2013:Double Helix
She Tows The Line
2.Sep 13, 2013:Time Traveler
5.Mar 29, 2013:Time Traveler
3.Apr 27, 2013:Together, or Close Enough
The Counterfeiter
6.Mar 23, 2012:Time Traveler

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2011-11-18 
Slightly countrified indie rock project from Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf). Mature, intelligent songwriting that's well-suited to Bachmann's scratched-up, introspective croon. RIYL Wilco, Paul Westerberg, Damien Jurado. Easily avoidable FCC at end of 7, all tracks good. -Andy

*1 - (4:46) subdued but driving pop
2 - (3:22) rolling, jagged midtempo indie rock, outro continues into 3
3 - (2:28) continues from 2; slow, minor-key folk
*4 - (4:02) upbeat, recent-Wilco-esque, staccato indie rock
*5 - (5:02) slow and lovely Nick Drake reminiscent folk-pop lullaby
**6 - (2:49) heavy old-timey soulful, nice lyrical hook ("black candles burning in the kerosene rain")
*7 - FCC "pussy" spoken in last seconds, easily avoidable (3:16) pounding mid-tempo, dramatic vocal line and sampled speech
8 - (3:43) simple, breathily upbeat, folky, fem backing vocals belong in a Sufjan Stevens number
9 - (3:42) slow emphatic ballad
*10 - (4:37) cool electronic piano opening, long anthemic piece
**11 - (2:56) great acoustic guitar sound and backing vox; simple and intimate

Track Listing
1.Typhoon 6.Black Candles
2.Bad Blood 7.Went To The City
3.The Hatchet 8.Your Apocalypse
4.The Counterfeiter 9.War Horses
5.Heavy Hours 10.She Tows The Line
 11.Our New Favorite