Finger Eleven Unleashing “Five Crooked Lines” in July


It’s been five years since Finger Eleven released its last album, Life Turns Electric, but the finger-eleven-5-albumdrought will soon be over as the band will unleash Five Crooked Lines on July 31.

“When we started the band, we just wanted to blow everyone away with force and power and MAKE them take notice of us,” says guitarist James Black. “We wanted this record to be that same kind of punch in the face. On our past couple albums, we’ve taken full advantage of the studio. We’ve had songs with hundreds of tracks, some with forty tracks of guitar alone. This time, we wanted to keep the songs so raw they sounded like they do in the rehearsal room.”

Continues Black: “I think we’ve always gone against the current,or at least against where we’re ‘logically’ expected to go next. Because we’re all open minded enough to just go for it, we go for it. With Five Crooked Lines, I think we went far enough out there to be able to look back and say ‘Fuck it.’ We love big guitar, big beat, loud as fuck rock and roll music. We know how to do this kind of music. Let’s own it.”

As for the album title, vocalist Scott Anderson explains that “it’s symbolic of fortune and luck and how fragile those things are. In one instance you’ve got five crooked lines, which in one position is just a heap of bent sticks. But in the right way, they make a star, which is the most glorious shape there is.”

To further hype up the album, Finger Eleven – Scott Anderson, Sean Anderson, James Black, Rick Jackett and new drummer Chris Powell – have put out a video for Five Crooked Lines‘ first single, “Wolves and Doors.” You can watch that here:

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