Hi Finn fans!
What a treat we have for you! We are big fans of ‘The Hold Steady’ in store, and we love killer parties – so we are extra excited to welcome everyone’s favourite dive bar poet CRAIG FINN to Pie&Vinyl!
The front man and chief lyric writer from ultra excellent band ‘The Hold Steady’ This will be a highly intimate acoustic set that will make your ears the happiest pair of ears in the world, and will take place live in our shop by the sea.
Craig will be releasing his second solo album, ‘Faith In Future’ on September 18th – but you can exclusively pick your copy up two days earlier at this show and have it signed by the man himself. Quite incredible scenes.
So, come down to the store on Wednesday, 16th September at Lunchtime 1pm. Doors open at 12:45pm
It’s FR££ to get in of course, but only to the first 60 odd people. We will open our doors at lunchtime (Actual times will be announced very soon) and it will be on a first come first served (let in) basis:)
We’ll also be selling our famous pies, and refreshments – so a perfect chance to get the best lunch ever! whilst you watch on…
WITTY SPECIAL EDITION RELATED PIE BEING TESTED AND VERIFIED BY OUR CRACK TEAM OF PIE PROFs AS WE SPEAK – and will be announced soon.
It’s announced! It’s the Fish and Chips Ahoy! Pie – Layers of battered white fish and chips in a tartar sauce…
Tell your boss you won’t be back after lunch, he’ll understand…
More news on the second album below.
Hooray for lunchtime!!!
Craig Finn (of the hold steady) releases his new solo album ‘faith in the future’.
Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cosy, rustic confines of Woodstock’s the isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realise 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 sermonise or moralise. just let these songs, and characters, be.”