I Need A New War (CD)


Craig Finn

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Amoeba Review

04/24/2019

Twin Cities-based post-punks Lifter Puller never quite got the recognition they deserved, later morphing into The Hold Steady, who made up for the lack of adoration by quickly becoming critical darlings throughout the 2000s. At the heart of both bands has been motor-mouthed Craig Finn. Following the cooling down of Steady’s classic rock engine, which often sounded like amphetamine beat poet readings over E Street band jams, Finn has largely ditched monikers and supporting casts, beginning his solo career with 2012’s Clear Heart Full Eyes. The Hold Steady may hardly exist these days, but Finn’s pen hasn’t slowed down and I Need A New War continues his long-running Great American Novel. Over a tapestry of ragged rock ‘n roll heavy on harmonicas, wheezy organ, and Salvation Army brass band-horns, Finn narrates his weary Midwestern characters as only he can, with verse and voice that instantly transport the listener into those same dive bars and back alleys. There’s nothing commercial or cosmetic about this kind of Americana, but I Need A New War is beautifully unbeautiful.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Blankets
Craig Finn 04:10
2.
Magic Marker
Craig Finn 03:49
3.
A Bathtub In The Kitchen
Craig Finn 04:39
4.
Indications
Craig Finn 04:52
5.
Grant At Galena
Craig Finn 05:43
6.
Something To Hope For
Craig Finn 04:45
7.
Carmen Isn't Coming In Today
Craig Finn 03:53
8.
Holyoke
Craig Finn 03:33
9.
Her With The Blues
Craig Finn 04:58
10.
Ann Marie & Shane
Craig Finn 04:17

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