Craig Finn http://kunc.org en Craig Finn On World Cafe http://kunc.org/post/craig-finn-world-cafe Ever since Craig Finn's band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15197852/the-hold-steady" target="_blank">The Hold Steady</a> first broke through in 2004, he's gotten famous for a mix of hyper-literate story songs and classic-rock arrangements. After releasing a string of highly praised albums and EPs, Finn took a five-month break from The Hold Steady to record his solo debut, <em>Clear Heart Full Eyes</em>.<p>Released in January, <em>Clear Heart Full Eyes</em> is full of quieter, moodier fare. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:49:00 +0000 22197 at http://kunc.org Craig Finn On World Cafe Craig Finn: Tiny Desk Concert http://kunc.org/post/craig-finn-tiny-desk-concert For all the fetishization of Craig Finn's words — which he's spit out in knotty bundles on many albums by rock bands <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15197852/the-hold-steady">The Hold Steady</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15198397/lifter-puller">Lifter Puller</a> — he's usually careful to dress them up in brash, populist sounds. His desperate, damaged characters may live their lives on the brink, keeping one eye trained on the redemption brought about by some combination of God and rock 'n' roll, but Finn rarely leaves their stories unadorned. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:19:49 +0000 Stephen Thompson 22113 at http://kunc.org Craig Finn: Tiny Desk Concert