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Forfeit / Fortune


Download links and information about Forfeit / Fortune by Crooked Fingers. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:04 minutes.

Artist: Crooked Fingers
Release date: 2008
Genre: Indie Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 43:04
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No. Title Length
1. What Never Comes 3:14
2. Luisa's Bones 3:21
3. Phony Revolutions 3:09
4. Give and Be Taken 2:41
5. Let's Not Pretend (To Be New Men) 5:07
6. Cannibals 2:58
7. Sinisteria 3:55
8. No Me Lo Des! 2:14
9. Run, Lieutenant, Run 2:31
10. Modern Dislocation 5:02
11. Your Control 3:54
12. White Trash Hereos 4:58



Crooked Fingers fans who enjoyed Eric Bachmann's 2006, bare-bones acoustic To the Races LP, yet yearned for the kind of heavily orchestrated, E Street Band-fueled Americana that graced 2003's Red Devil Dawn and 2005's Dignity and Shame, will no doubt be pleased by Forfeit/Fortune. Picking right up where Shame left off, Bachmann, along with an all-star cast of characters which includes longtime collaborators as well as indie rock stalwarts like Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews), Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa), and Neko Case blow through an 11-song set of dusty, horn-laden, highway driving, drink-spilling heartache that stands as the group's most solid piece of work to date. Opener "What Never Comes," a fully loaded showstopper that comes on like a cross between David Bowie's "Heroes" and Bruce Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," sets the pace, and from there it's an unusually wild ride from a bandleader who often favors straight-to-tape authenticity over studio experimentation. Funky instrumentation and wild percussion abound throughout, especially on the cool and visceral "Luisa's Bones," an old-timey tale filtered through a digital water bag. "Cannibals," a straight-up power pop nugget that could have peen peeled off the back of the first Cheap Trick album, also impresses, but it's Forfeit/Fortune's final two tracks, the mesmerizing, anthem worthy "Modern Dislocation" and its equally rousing counterpart "Your Control" — the latter a duet with Neko Case — that seal the deal.