LADYFINGERS is the alter ego of eccentric New Jersey-born artist,
Adam Weiner. His music is a spastic brew of lo-fi rock, rockabilly,
punk, and cabaret stylings. Weiner developed the Ladyfingers aesthetic
of wiggy theatrics and self-depracation while living and performing
in New York City for 8 years. Drawing from such artists as Tom Waits,
the Cramps, Ween, Hasil Adkins, and Cab Calloway, Weiner’s
live shows are a rush of nervous energy and dark humor. His “rubber
room boogie-woogie” (Connect Savannah), finds him yelping
and crooning his heart out over a flood of gnarly guitar, slinky
whorehouse piano, and his patented hard maple stompbox. With his
hair piled high, and his eyes popping, Ladyfingers morphs from a
yelping Nu-Elvis, to a menacing carnival charlatan, to a smarmy
cabaret crooner…all within a few tender moments.
In 2006, Weiner released the first official Ladyfingers album, “MY
PROM”, featuring the bracing, hiccupy single “Cure for
the Common Cold” (featured in the MTV UK series Dirty Sanchez).
In 2008, Weiner released a full-length collection of demos and bedroom
tapes called “MY HANDBOOK”. The record, which was recorded
in various motel rooms and warehouses across America, features the
psycho-midget porn-abilly of “Lite FM” and the sad-sack
lo-fi classic “Genius Friends”. Both records have received
significant indie and college airplay all over the U.S. and Canada.
Throughout 2008, Weiner toured the U.S., alone in his Korean car,
including an LA Weekly endorsed residency at the Redwood Bar in
Los Angeles. Besides numerous shows in North America, Weiner has
consistently toured the U.K., France, Germany, as well as SXSW,
NXNE, and CMJ.
In May 2009, Ladyfingers’ new record OPEN YOUR ROBE will be
released as a vinyl record and mp3 suggested-donation download.
This record, which was recorded in a tiny all-analog studio in Gainesville,
Florida, finds Weiner exploring love, sex, and romance through a
series of pierced and piercing compositions. It ranges from the
gorgeous falsetto doo-wop of “Wonderful Boy”, to the
raging kept-man anthem “What Size Shoe”, the L. Cohen-esque
“Adriana Visit Me”, and finally to a cathartic cover
of Arthur Alexander’s “Soldier of Love”. Weiner
will be touring throughout most of the U.S. promoting this new record,
which can be ordered/downloaded at www.ladyfingers.org.
Ladyfingers is an independent artist. He has no management, label
affiliation, booking agent, or personal stylist. He currently performs
all these duties for himself. Are you impressed?
SOME REVIEWS, ARTICLES & QUOTES
"He is a self-contained, self-aware and self-propelled song
- L.A. Weekly
" My mind was blown away. Weiner stunned me with pipes of steel."
- Two Way Monologues
" Rubber room boogie-woogie act that smacks of Tav Falco aping
Beefheart's first Magic Band. That shit's cool."
- Connect Savannah
" Ladyfingers' music, which is some wondrous medley of rockabilly
and grimy punk, is as addictive as the cigarettes it makes you crave."
- the Radio Files, Montreal
" Ladyfingers' songs are funny, deep, hilarious and mad all
at the same time." - Indiemusic.com
" Weiner manages to variously channel Elvis, Screaming Jay
Hawkins, and Dion with incredible ease and fluidity. Somehow, through
all this polyvalence he still manages to have his own voice."
- the Deli
"Arrest that man, he just about stole the whole night."
- Gig Scene with Graham Chalmers (Harrogate)