Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Fireworks No Age – Drippy Alela Diane – Émigré’ Calexico – Voices In The Field Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover) Ty Segall – The Main Pretender The Orwells – Vanilla The Soft Moon – It Kills Graham Coxon – Falling                     Continue reading Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Craig Finn Covers Titus Andronicus

Craig Finn and Titus Andronicus are heading out together for some live dates starting next week, and as is becoming increasingly de rigour with tours, it has prompted a cover of one another’s songs. So here is Craig Finn’s take on Titus Andronicus’ brilliant No Future, which is not bad by any means, and does an excellent job of showcasing what an excellent lyricist Patrick Stickles is. If you’re … Continue reading Craig Finn Covers Titus Andronicus

Live Review: The Felice Brothers / Craig Finn

And so it was to Birmingham and the HMV Institute to see the rescheduled, and still hotly anticipated, Felice Brothers gig with the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn as support replacing the previously scheduled AA Bondy. We parked in a back street, bathed in the blue neon of a tired looking Adult shop with its tatty handwritten sign, “No drugs. No hats.“. Headed off, Popper, Barry-Sean, Analyse this … Continue reading Live Review: The Felice Brothers / Craig Finn

Streaming Round-Up

Compared with mp3s, it takes us much longer to get around to listening to all the tracks we get sent that are for streaming only – annoyingly paid work has to take priority during the day and you can’t stick these on an iPod – however, there have been a selection of corking tunes released recently that are well worth some of your ear time … Continue reading Streaming Round-Up

MM Shorts 46: Craig Finn of the Hold Steady

This one is for Barry-Sean really. Craig Finn of the Hold Steady is releasing his debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes on the 23rd January via Full Time Hobby. The first track is Honolulu Blues released on Monday (28th) as a limited edition single – take a listen below. Finn’s solo album is described as being “a little quieter and perhaps more narrative” and … Continue reading MM Shorts 46: Craig Finn of the Hold Steady