by Andrew Sacher

Eric Bachmann

Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann is retiring his Crooked Fingers moniker and now recording solo under his own name. His new self-titled album will be out on March 25 via Merge, and it features the new single "Mercy" which sounds like an anthemic '70s ballad, complete with a backing gospel choir. Check it out below.

Eric also announced a spring tour, including NYC on April 23 at The Bell House. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon. That tour follows his two release parties for the Crooked Fingers reissues this month, which includes NYC's HiFi Bar on January 28 (sold out).

All dates are listed below...

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Eric Bachmann -- 2016 Tour Dates
Jan 28 New York, NY - HiFi Bar
Jan 30 Durham, NC - The Pinbook
Apr 15 Arlington, VA - Iota
Apr 16 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Apr 17 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
Apr 19 Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
Apr 20 Pawtucket, RI - The Met Cafe
Apr 21 Cambridge, MA - Lizard Lounge
Apr 22 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
Apr 23 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
May 06 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
May 07 Chicago, IL - Schubas
May 20 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
May 21 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Jun 03 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Jun 04 Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg
Jun 06 San Diego, CA - The Soda Bar