Listen: Craig Finn – “New Friend Jesus”

Listen: Craig Finn – “New Friend Jesus”
Listen: Craig Finn – “Honolulu Blues”

Hold Steady front man Craig Finn recently premiered “New Friend Jesus,” another track from his debut solo album Clear Heart Full Eyes. The new song follows “Honolulu Blues,” which was released late last year.

Finn recorded the album in Austin in July, while The Hold Steady was on a four-month break. According to Finn, Clear Heart Full Eyes was an effort to write more introspective music than his usual stuff, as well as to collaborate with new people. Many of the tracks on the album began as rough demos, written as part of a song-a-day project. Finn then fleshed them out in the studio with a group of musicians hand-picked by album producer Mike McCarthy.

Clear Heart Full Eyes is due out Tuesday January 24th; Finn will embark on a headlining tour across the U.S. beginning February 1. In addition to his U.S. tour, Finn recently confirmed a European tour supporting The Felice Brothers starting on March 13. He’s going to be a busy guy.

Craig Finn on tour
2/01/12 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
2/02/12 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
2/03/12 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
2/04/12 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
2/06/12 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
2/07/12 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
2/08/12 – Detroit, MI – The Lager House
2/09/12 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
2/10/12 – St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
2/11/12 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
2/13/12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
2/19/12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
2/20/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
2/21/12 – San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop at Bottom of the Hill
2/23/12 – Portland, OR – The Doug Fir Lounge
2/24/12 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
2/27/12 – Ringwood, NJ Live – Drew’s House
2/28/12 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
2/29/12 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (Early Show)
2/29/12 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (Late Show)
3/01/12 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
3/02/12 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
3/03/12 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
3/05/12 – Atlanta, GA -Earl
3/13/12 – London, UK – MacBeth
3/14/12 – Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
3/15/12 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy
3/16/12 – Belfast, Northern Ireland/12 – Spring & Airbrake
3/17/12 – Glasgow, Scotland/12 – ABC
3/18/12 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
3/20/12 – London, UK – Koko
3/22/12 – Brussels, Belgium – AB Box
3/23/12 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
3/24/12 – Gronigen, Netherlands – Oosterpoort
3/26/12 – Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
3/27/12 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli



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