CRAIG FINN‘S FAITH IN THE FUTURE STREAMING NOW
EXCLUSIVELY VIA VULTURE.COM
ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
ROUGH TRADE SHOW SEPTEMBER 12
TOUR BEGINS IN OCTOBER
(New York, NY) – Craig Finn‘s new album Faith in the Future is now available to be heard in its entirety via Vulture.com. The album will be released this Friday September 11 on Partisan Records.
The first leg of U.S. touring to support Faith In The Future begins October 14 and ends November 6. The tour includes stops in Chicago (Oct 22), Minneapolis (Oct 24), Washington DC (Nov 02), and New York City (Nov 06). Esmé Patterson will be supporting on all shows. Craig just announced a Rough Trade show in Brooklyn on September 12 and will also be opening for My Morning Jacket on Saturday, November 28 on the final night of the band’s sold-out four-night engagement at NYC’s legendary Beacon Theatre. The complete itinerary is below.
Craig recently appeared in the New Yorker‘s Talk of the Town and was featured on Brett Easton Ellis‘ podcast last month. He also was a guest on a Grantland podcast with Patrick Stickles from Titus Andronicus. Slate ran a feature on Craig and the new record while NPR premiered the first track, “Newmyer’s Roof” and the Wall Street Journal the second one, “Maggie I’ve Been Searching for Our Son” saying: “With an emphasis on melancholy keyboards and synths instead of raucous electric guitars, the song is a character sketch that picks up in the middle of what sounds like a wrenching settling of accounts. Finn says the tune was one of the first ones he finished for the new album.”
Josh Kaufman produced Faith In The Future in the cozy, rustic confines of Woodstock’s The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realize what will be a defining moment in his career.
At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, Faith in the Future is Finn’s most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives. Much of the material on Faith in the Future was written after the passing of Finn’s mother, and while none of the songs directly address that loss, the themes of perseverance and finding redemption can be found throughout the album.
“I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio,” Finn explains. “There’s a grandness to The Hold Steady that tends to make me write about bigger, more dramatic themes. Some of these songs are more mundane, with minor slices of life that wouldn’t best be supported by the hugeness of a rock group. It wasn’t always about what we wanted to put in, but what should we leave out? We didn’t want to sermonize or moralize. Just let these songs, and characters, be.”
Craig Finn On Tour
Sept 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Oct 14 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theatre
Oct 15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 16 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
Oct 17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Oct 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi Fi
Oct 22 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
Oct 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
Oct 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Women’s Club Theatre
Oct 25 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 26 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox
Oct 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Oct 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Ballroom at the Taft
Oct 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
Nov 02 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov 03 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Nov 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Nov 05 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar
Nov 06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom