Ever dreamed of joining a 12-team fantasy football league with Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn? What about catching a Twins game with him? Admit you've been craving an "inspiration" walk with the former leader of Lifter Puller ...
As of Wednesday, all those things and more are finally attainable for the most mega of mega-fans. That's because Edina's favorite rock 'n' roll son announced plans for his latest solo album — Faith in the Future, due September 11 — and the creative ways he'll monetize it. Among the bro-down opportunities with Finn: grabbing three drinks ($250), playing poker/blackjack ($600), going record shopping ($350), and much more. Boys and girls in America (and likely elsewhere) seeking to drop serious coin can invest in an electric house show for a cool $7,500. Click here to check out the full list of fast-selling items.
As for the record itself, Finn spilled some details to NPR about teased track "Newmyer’s Roof” (posted below). The bustling and warm song was inspired by his experience in New York City during the terror attacks of 9/11. It's about the most chilled-out material we've heard from the arm-flailing singer. Finn shared a note with NPR concerning the genesis of "Newmyer’s Roof," concluding, "It's a song about believing that something better is coming. It's a song about light after darkness. It's about Faith in the Future." Faith was recorded at the the IsOkOn studio in Woodstock, New York, and produced by Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, the National). Pre-orders come with an immediate download of the Newmyer’s Roof EP.
Expect Finn to test out his new tunes June 29 when he opens for Heartless Bastards at First Avenue. Here he is talking to City Pages about his debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes, which landed in 2012.