On January 29, 2016, Merge will reissue the first two full-lengths by Crooked Fingers, the solo project of Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann.
Originally released in 2000, Crooked Fingers—a.k.a. “the one with the swan on it”—will be pressed on vinyl for the first time and include a download of the entire record plus nine bonus tracks of demos and rarities, as well as liner notes from The A.V. Club’s Josh Modell. The reissue of 2001’s Bring On the Snakes, which will also make its vinyl debut, features an essay by The National’s Matt Berninger and includes a download of the full album plus bonus demos of each track.
Listen to “Red Devil Dawn” (from a self-released 7-inch) from the Crooked Fingers reissue –
and “Rotting Strip (demo)” from Bring on the Snakes reissue