Craig Finn

Craig Finn is a songwriter and music fan. He is the frontman for the Hold Steady and used to sing for Lifter Puller. Craig is from Minneapolis but has lived in Brooklyn since 2000. He mostly likes talking about Kiss but also digs sports and late-’80s hardcore. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Bio

Craig Finn, an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, is the man behind Lifter Puller, The Brokerdealer and The Hold Steady. He was also featured on Rhymesayers rapper P.O.S.'s Safety In Speed (Heavy Metal). He released his first solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes, on January of 2012. Here is some background information on Clear Heart Full Eyes from the No Future Songfacts . In early 2011 Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn challenged himself to write a new song every day in his Brooklyn apartment for his first solo album. "I had written a bunch of songs that were outside of the norm for The Hold Steady, a little quieter and perhaps more narrative," he said. "I wanted to gain some experience and insight into the process of making a record by working with new people." Finn enlisted producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon) and traveled to an Austin, Texas studio far away from his New York comfort zone. He hooked up with some local musicians there, including members of Phosphorescent and White Denim and sang his vocals live, keeping takes to a minimum and completed recording in a few days. The resulting album, Clear Heart Full Eyes was released on January 24, 2012 on Vagrant Records. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks with Seth Meyers for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

By Craig Finn | February 2, 2017

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks with Seth Meyers for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

The Hold Steady frontman, whose new solo album drops in March, visits 30 Rock for a chat with the late night host about comedy, music and politics.

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks James McMurtry’s Complicated Game

By Craig Finn | February 27, 2015

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks James McMurtry’s Complicated Game

With heartland characters who fend off impending trouble with the thought of love, James McMurtry portrays the hope and sadness of today’s America.

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks Sleaford Mods’ “Tied Up in Nottz”

By Craig Finn | July 15, 2014

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks Sleaford Mods’ “Tied Up in Nottz”

I’m not sure I believe in summer songs. Summer is my least favorite season. I grew up in Minnesota where it’s mostly cold. I can deal with cold.

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks the Donkeys’ Ride the Black Wave

By Craig Finn | June 4, 2014

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks the Donkeys’ Ride the Black Wave

I was introduced to the Donkeys sometime around the release of their 2008 record Living on the Other Side. My friend John Darnielle told me abo

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks Daughn Gibson’s Me Moan

By Craig Finn | July 11, 2013

Craig Finn (the Hold Steady) Talks Daughn Gibson’s Me Moan

Daughn Gibson's music is most notable for how it melds sounds rooted in the recent past with those from the not-so-distant future. We live in a...