[Cover photo credit to D. James Goodwin]
Craig Finn recently released his new solo album, A Legacy of Rentals on CD and DSPS via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers, and it will also be released on standard vinyl and limited-edition white vinyl (online orders only) on August 5th, 2022.
A Legacy of Rentals was recorded with Finn’s longtime collaborators, Producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin. The album explores memory and the line between song and straight storytelling.
The album features contributions from saxophonist Stuart Bogie, backing vocalists Cassandra Jenkins and Annie Nero, and the rhythm section of Joe Russo (drums) and Michael Libramento (bass). It also features a 14-piece string section arranged and recorded by Trey Pollard at Spacebomb.
The title A Legacy of Rentals acknowledges that we can never completely hold any of our possessions, and that our bodies are merely a temporary residence for our souls. All moments are fleeting. After the destruction of the past few years, I believe that there is joy in each and every living action, however mundane – walking to the kitchen, missing a train, spilling coffee, cleaning it up, meeting a friend for a meal. We all want to be remembered. We all want our time here to be consequential. In taking these daily actions, we engage in hope, and we guarantee our unique place in history.
CRAIG FINN AND THE UPTOWN CONTROLLERS, LIVE 2022
28 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
29 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
30 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
1 – Davenport, IA – The Raccoon Motel
13 – Grand Junction, CO – Supergrass Festival