Eric Bachmann :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

The name Eric Bachmann is well-known to indie-rock devotees, but not because it has graced the covers of records that often. Chiefly known as a member of Archers of Loaf and the main force behind Crooked Fingers, Bachmann only just released the third album under his own name earlier this year. This latest self-titled album has been met well critically, and following a full-band tour earlier this year, Bachmann is about to set off on a series of living room concerts in support of it. We caught up with Bachmann via phone to discuss the new album, the potential end of the Crooked Fingers name, how one promotes a tour like this, and how giving a 46 year-old-man some dignity is a good thing.

Aquarium Drunkard: The new album has been out since March. How has the response been thus far?

Eric Bachmann: I think, relatively speaking, it's done well. It's had a good response. It hasn't done as well as, say, Kanye West does or anything. [laughs] But I feel good about how it's going. My world isn't going to change or anything. I did a bunch of touring in April, May and June and that all went really well. And I'm going to start doing these living room shows, which is a new thing for me, and I have other things happening this year for me. But as much as I'm happy it went well, I'm always kind of moving forward. I haven't forgotten about it or anything, but I've just kind of let it go.

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