What do you know about Idaho besides potatoes and it’s attraction to weird white supremacy groups? Did you know that Boise is actually a totally cool little town where seemingly everyone rides bikes? It’s true. It’s like a little piece of Holland smack down in the middle of Nowheresville. I once saw a Rod Stewart impersonator/Limo driver just hanging out in front of a bar having a smoke. And he wasn’t at all out of place. It’s a cool, weird place.
Finn Riggins is from Boise and they’re kinda weird and cool too. A collaboration between Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert and Lisa Simpson, the trio met while completing their music degrees at the University of Idaho and have been playing together since 2000. Six years later they ended up in Sun Valley and then three years after that they call Boise home…when they are home. They seem to be on the road all the time with over 200 dates in 2008 alone.
Their new album, Vs. Wilderness is their fourth and if this song is any indication of the what the rest of their catalog holds then it’s sure to find a place in the hearts of hipsters with a yen for sea shanties and accordion ballads. The video for “A Whale, A Fish” was shot in an old YMCA with live mics. It’s spooky and pretty and lonely…just like Finn Riggins.
Tour dates after the jump…