Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) Unveils Debut Album
aaamusic | On 12, Jan 2012
Craig Finn, frontman of the critically acclaimed group The Hold Steady, has confirmed the January 23 release of his debut solo album, ‘Clear Heart Full Eyes,’ on Full Time Hobby Records.
Earlier this year, Finn challenged himself to write a new song every day in his Brooklyn apartment. “I had written a bunch of songs that were outside of the norm for The Hold Steady, a little quieter and perhaps more narrative,” says Finn. “I wanted to gain some experience and insight into the process of making a record by working with new people.”
Finn travelled to Austin, Texas in July, removing himself from all familiar surroundings, to record the album with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead). Of the album’s title, Finn says, ”It’s a juxtaposed reference to ‘Friday Night Lights,’ a TV show that excited and moved me and also happened in Texas. Further, ‘Clear Heart’ signifies honesty and transparency, and ‘Full Eyes’ suggests experience.”
CRAIG FINN LIVE ROUGH TRADE EAST INSTORE + debut solo LP ‘CLEAR HEART FULL EYES’ out 23rd January on Full Time Hobby
CRAIG FINN, will play an intimate instore gig at Rough Trade East, London on Wed 25th January at 7pm in support of his debut solo album.
http://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_detail.lasso?search_type=skuHYPERLINK “http://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_detail.lasso?search_type=sku&sku=346597″&HYPERLINK “http://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_detail.lasso?search_type=sku&sku=346597″sku=346597
He has also posted a “making of” video about the record here:
And fans can pre-order the album, with a bevy of extra goodies from Full Time Hobby here:
2012 tour dates will be announced soon.
‘Clear Heart Full Eyes’ Tracklist:
1. Apollo Bay
2. When No One’s Watching
3. No Future
4. New Friend Jesus
6. Terrified Eyes
7. Western Pier
8. Honolulu Blues
9. Rented Room
11. Not Much Left Of Us
Craig Finn on the Web: