The long awaited debut full length from one of America's hardest working bands at the apex of their abilities. Finn Riggins continues to prove why they've kept rock critics guessing during their 150+ live shows during the past year. A Soldier, A Saint, An Ocean Explorer is no exception, melding synthy, stoney, crunchy and poppy with inventive progressions and uncommon time signatures and downright weird sounds (bugs, toys, binary chanting etc.) From the opening growl of Glove Comprtmnt to the final ghostly strains of A President, A Pacifist, An Auto Restorer, Finn Riggins is burning down the U.S. two ears at a time.
released by Tender Loving Empire in November 2007.
released 13 November 2007
album artwork by Lloyd Winter IV // hand-screenprinted at Tender Loving Empire // engineered by Bill Forbes // mixed by Bill Forbes, Eric Gilbert & Finn Riggins // mastered by Bill Forbes // produced by Finn Riggins & Jared Mees // music & lyrics by Finn Riggins (Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert, Lisa Simpson) except for "Hraka" lyrics by Mark Clatterbuck, music by Mark Clatterbuck & Finn Riggins and "A President, A Pacifist, An Auto Restorer" lyrics by Jared Mees & Finn Riggins, music by Finn Riggins // guest appearance by Jared Mees