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Eric Bachmann always finds the right people to play with him in Crooked Fingers—-take 2005’s “Sleep All Summer,” in which he traded words about two sides of a love that died with Emma Pollack of the Delgados Lara Meyerratken. Last night at Iota, Bachmann was aided by Liz Durrett‘s breathy vocals and assistance on drums and guitar. They played tracks from a forthcoming Crooked Fingers’ record (“out in about six months,” said Bachmann), not to mention plenty of catalog cuts and the favorite “Scenic Pastures,” from Bachmann’s previous band, Archers of Loaf. Bachmann’s current act may be quieter than the Archers, but his words and melodies haven’t suffered a bit.

You can see the rest of the photos from the set here.