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Apr 13, 2012

Craig Finn Session on KEXP

KEXP has just posted a live in-studio session with Craig Finn! Finn and a handful of Austin musicians perform “Apollo Bay”, “Jackson”, and "Balcony", which appear on his recent release, Clear Heart Full Eyes [iTunes Link], in addition to a b-side titled “Sarah, I'm Surrounded”. Watch "Jackson" below, then head HERE to check out the rest of the performances!

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Feb 10, 2012

Craig Finn World Cafe Session on NPR

NPR Music has just posted their World Cafe session with Craig Finn! The session from earlier today includes an interview with Craig and host David Dye, in addition to a live performance with Craig playing tunes off of his latest release, Clear Heart Full Eyes [iTunes Link]. Click the image below or head HERE to read the article and check out the performance.

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Feb 09, 2012

Craig Finn Tiny Desk Concert on NPR

NPR Music has just released their recent Tiny Desk Concert with Craig Finn! Craig performs “Apollo Bay” and “Western Pier”, which appear on his recent release, Clear Heart Full Eyes [iTunes Link], in addition to a b-side titled “Jeremiah’s Blues”. Click below to watch the performance, and head HERE to read the full article on the concert and grab an audio download of the session!

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Jan 24, 2012

Craig Finn's Clear Heart Full Eyes Available Today

The debut album Clear Heart Full Eyes from Craig Finn is out today! The Hold Steady frontman's first solo effort was produced by Mike McCarthy, and was recorded in Austin, Texas during the summer of 2011. Clear Heart Full Eyes is now available digitally via iTunes and on CD and LP through Amazon or the Vagrant webstore.

Craig was also recently featured in The New York TImes this past weekend. Click HERE to read the full article and learn more about the album.

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Jan 23, 2012

Craig Finn Performs Acoustic Set for Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone has just posted their acoustic session and interview with Craig Finn! Craig recently stopped by the RS offices in NYC to perform a few songs from his debut solo album Clear Heart Full Eyes. Watch the performance of "Apollo Bay" below, and click HERE to see "Balcony," "Western Pier," and the full interview. Clear Heart Full Eyes is due out tomorrow on CD/LP/Digital, you can head over HERE to pre-order.

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Jan 17, 2012

Craig Finn's Clear Heart Full Eyes Now Streaming on NPR

The much-anticipated solo album from Craig Finn, Clear Heart Full Eyes, is set to be released next Tuesday, January 24th. Head over to NPR's "First Listen” to check out a full stream of the album now! Craig's debut record is currently available for pre-order HERE.

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Jan 11, 2012

Craig Finn Premieres "New Friend Jesus" on Stereogum, Confirms Additional Tour Dates

Today, Stereogum premiered "New Friend Jesus," a track from Craig Finn's new album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. You can click HERE to listen to the new song. The debut solo effort is due out January 24th, and is now available to pre-order HERE. The first 500 to pre-order the CD will receive a limited edition bandana.

In addition to his headlining U.S. tour starting February 1, Finn has confirmed a European tour supporting The Felice Brothers starting on March 13. See below for all upcoming dates.

Craig Finn 2012 Tour Dates:
2/01 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
2/02 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory*
2/03 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*
2/04 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club* SOLD OUT
2/06 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*
2/07 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
2/08 - Detroit, MI @ The Lager House*
2/09 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
2/10 - St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
2/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*
2/13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
2/19 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
2/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
2/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop at Bottom of the Hill
2/23 - Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir Lounge*
2/24 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
2/27 - Ringwood, NJ Live @ Drew's House
2/28 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott$
2/29 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)$ SOLD OUT
2/29 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)$ SOLD OUT
3/01 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's$
3/02 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel$
3/03 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506$
3/05 - Atlanta, GA @Earl$
3/13 - London, UK @ MacBeth ^ SOLD OUT
3/14 - Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute ^
3/15 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy ^
3/16 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Spring & Airbrake ^
3/17 - Glasgow, Scotland - ABC ^
3/18 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 ^
3/20 - London, UK @ Koko ^ SOLD OUT
3/22 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB Box ^
3/23 - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje ^
3/24 - Gronigen, Netherlands @ Oosterpoort ^
3/26 - Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof ^
3/27 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli ^

* - w/ Mount Moriah
$ - w/ Marcellus Hall
^ - w/ The Felice Brothers

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Jan 06, 2012

Grab Craig Finn's "Honolulu Blues" for 99 Cents at Amazon

Amazon has selected Craig Finn’s “Honolulu Blues” as today’s Song of the Day! Head over to Amazon to pick up the track for only 99 cents. “Honolulu Blues” appears on Clear Heart Full Eyes, which hits stores on January 24th and is available for pre-order HERE!

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Jan 02, 2012

Craig Finn Discusses and Performs "Jackson" for AV Club

The guys from The A.V. Club recently stopped by Craig Finn's Brooklyn apartment for the latest episode of their "One Track Mind" video feature. The feature focuses on the story behind one specific song, and Craig decided to give fans a preview of his new song "Jackson" from the forthcoming album Clear Hearts Full Eyes. Check out the video below of the interview and click HERE to watch the full performance. Clear Hearts Full Eyes is due out January 24th.


Craig Finn discusses and performs "Jackson"

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Dec 14, 2011

Craig Finn Announces Additional 2012 Tour Dates, Releases New In-Studio Video

Following his first and sold-out show at Frank in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Craig Finn has confirmed new east coast tour dates supporting his debut solo album Clear Heart Full Eyes (out 1/24). Dates include Noise Pop in San Francisco on Feb. 21 and NYC's Mercury Lounge on Feb. 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 16 and New York singer/songwriter Marcellus Hall opens on select dates. Visit Craig's Tumblr for tickets and more information.

Craig has also just released a short video about the forthcoming solo record, check it out below.



Craig Finn 2012 Tour Dates:

2/01 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*

2/02 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory*

2/03 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*

2/04 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*

2/06 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*

2/07 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*

2/08 - Detroit, MI @ The Lager House*

2/09 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement*

2/10 - St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*

2/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*

2/13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*

2/19 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah*

2/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
2/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop at Bottom of the Hill
2/23 - Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir Lounge*

2/24 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*

2/27 - Ringwood, NJ Live @ Drew's House
2/28 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott#
2/29 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)#
3/01 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's#
3/02 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel#
3/03 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506#
3/05 - Atlanta, GA @Earl#
* - w/ Mount Moriah

# - w/ Marcellus Hall

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Nov 29, 2011

Craig Finn's "Honolulu Blues" Digital Single Out Today

Did you miss out on a limited edition "Honolulu Blues" 7-inch from Craig Finn on Record Store Day Black Friday? They might be all sold out but have no fear, "Honolulu Blues" is now available as a digital single on iTunes. Click HERE to purchase with b-side "Rented Room." Craig Finn's debut solo album Clear Hearts Full Eyes is due out on January 24th of next year. Follow Craig on Twitter and Tumblr for updates and tour dates.

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Nov 16, 2011

Craig Finn Announces 2012 Tour and Releases Single "Honolulu Blues"

Craig Finn has confirmed initial 2012 tour dates supporting his debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes, out Jan 24 on Vagrant. Tickets go on-sale Friday, November 18. North Carolina's Mount Moriah will support Finn on most dates.

"Honolulu Blues," the album's first single, is now available for streaming on Craig's Tumblr via Soundcloud, click below to listen.



Finn recently spoke with Slate.com about his love for 'Friday Night Lights' and how it inspired the album's title. Read it HERE.

More tour dates will be announced soon.

Craig Finn 2012 Tour Dates:
* - w/ Mount Moriah
2/01 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
2/02 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory*
2/03 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*
2/04 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*
2/06 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*
2/07 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
2/08 - Detroit, MI @ The Lager House*
2/09 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
2/10 - St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
2/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*
2/13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
2/19 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
2/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
2/23 - Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir Lounge*
2/24 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*

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Nov 07, 2011

Craig Finn's Debut Solo LP Clear Heart Full Eyes out January 24th

Craig Finn, frontman of the critically acclaimed group The Hold Steady, has confirmed the January 24 release of his debut solo album, 'Clear Heart Full Eyes,' on Vagrant Records.

Earlier this year, Finn challenged himself to write a new song every day in his Brooklyn apartment. "I had written a bunch of songs that were outside of the norm for The Hold Steady, a little quieter and perhaps more narrative," says Finn. "I wanted to gain some experience and insight into the process of making a record by working with new people."

Finn travelled to Austin, Texas in July, removing himself from all familiar surroundings to record the album with producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead). Of the album's title, Finn says, "It's a juxtaposed reference to 'Friday Night Lights,' a TV show that excited and moved me and also happened in Texas. Further, 'Clear Heart' signifies honesty and transparency, and 'Full Eyes' suggests experience."

You can click HERE to read Craig Finn's account of recording the album. 2012 tour dates will be announced soon.

Clear Heart Full Eyes Tracklist:

1). Apollo Bay

2). When No One's Watching

3). No Future

4). New Friend Jesus

5). Jackson

6). Terrified Eyes

7). Western Pier

8). Honolulu Blues

9). Rented Room

10). Balcony

11). Not Much Left Of Us

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Oct 27, 2011

Craig Finn confirms 'Honolulu Blues' 7" out November 25th for Record Store Day Black Friday

Craig Finn, frontman of The Hold Steady, has confirmed the November 25 release of his new 7" single "Honolulu Blues," a preview of his highly anticipated solo debut out early 2012. The limited edition 7" vinyl, released with new b-side "Rented Room," will only be available in select record stores nationwide on Record Store Day's "Black Friday" sale. Both songs will be available via all digital retailers on November 29.

Produced by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead) in Austin, Texas earlier this year, Finn's solo album features backing by members of White Denim, The Heartless Bastards, Phosphorescent, and Centro-matic.

Read Pitchfork's interview with Finn from earlier this year about the recording.

More information about the solo album will be announced soon. Until then, follow @SteadyCraig on Twitter and visit his Tumblr for Instragrams of the studio sessions in Austin.