Eric Bachmann is nothing if not prolific. While leading indie-rock guitar heroes Archers of Loaf for most of the '90s, he still found time for two solo outings of weird cut-and-paste drum-loop rock under the name Barry Black, and when an injury sidelined one of his bandmates during the waning days of the Archers, he took the opportunity to explore some quieter song styles as a contrast to his full-time band's skronk. The Archers of Loaf broke up for good a few years back, and Bachmann, now operating as part of the Crooked Fingers, has been pursuing a quieter presence ever since. When the frontman of an acclaimed rock band steps out on his own, there's always the fear that the new project is, well, going to suck, especially if that new project is "pursuing a quieter presence." Fortunately for worried fans, unlike the post-Squirrel Bait Pete Searcy or post-Styx Dennis DeYoung, the Crooked Fingers most... More >>>