Forfeit/Fortune [CD+DVD]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Crooked Fingers fans who enjoyed Eric Bachmann's 2006, bare-bones acoustic To the Races LP, yet yearned for the kind of heavily orchestrated, E Street Band-fueled Americana that graced 2003's Red Devil Dawn and 2005's Dignity and Shame, will no doubt be pleased by Forfeit/Fortune. Picking right up where Shame left off, Bachmann, along with an all-star cast of characters which includes longtime collaborators as well as indie rock stalwarts like Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews), Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa), and Neko Case blow through an 11-song set of dusty, horn-laden, highway driving, drink-spilling heartache that stands as the group's most solid piece of work to date. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Crooked Fingers fans who enjoyed Eric Bachmann's 2006, bare-bones acoustic To the Races LP, yet yearned for the kind of heavily orchestrated, E Street Band-fueled Americana that graced 2003's Red Devil Dawn and 2005's Dignity and Shame, will no doubt be pleased by Forfeit/Fortune. Picking right up where Shame left off, Bachmann, along with an all-star cast of characters which includes longtime collaborators as well as indie rock stalwarts like Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews), Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa), and Neko Case blow through an 11-song set of dusty, horn-laden, highway driving, drink-spilling heartache that stands as the group's most solid piece of work to date. Opener "What Never Comes," a fully loaded showstopper that comes on like a cross between David Bowie's "Heroes" and Bruce Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," sets the pace, and from there it's an unusually wild ride from a bandleader who often favors straight-to-tape authenticity over studio experimentation. Funky instrumentation and wild percussion abound throughout, especially on the cool and visceral "Luisa's Bones," an old-timey tale filtered through a digital water bag. "Cannibals," a straight-up power pop nugget that could have peen peeled off the back of the first Cheap Trick album, also impresses, but it's Forfeit/Fortune's final two tracks, the mesmerizing, anthem worthy "Modern Dislocation" and its equally rousing counterpart "Your Control" -- the latter a duet with Neko Case -- that seal the deal. [A CD/DVD edition was issued in 2009.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Constant Artists
  • UPC: 634457513525
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 159,257

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Never Comes (3:14)
  2. 2 Luisa's Bones (3:21)
  3. 3 Phony Revolutions (3:09)
  4. 4 Give and Be Taken (2:41)
  5. 5 Let's Not Pretend (To Be New Men) (5:07)
  6. 6 Cannibals (2:58)
  7. 7 Sinisteria (3:55)
  8. 8 ¡No Me lo Des! (2:14)
  9. 9 Run, Lieutenant, Run (2:31)
  10. 10 Modern Dislocation (5:02)
  11. 11 Your Control (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Crooked Fingers Primary Artist
Eric Bachmann Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Chimes, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Sampling
Neko Case Vocals
Jason Parker Trumpet
Ian Cooke Cello
Tom Hagerman Violin
Barton Carroll Upright Bass, Lap Steel Guitar
Brian Kotzur Drums
Miranda Brown Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Mark Nevers Engineer
Eric Bachmann Composer
Alex McManus Engineer
Rod Blackhurst Cover Photo
Ethan Andrews Graphic Design
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