Baechle was also one of four members of the band Commander Venus, which was started by Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) in Omaha, Nebraska in 1994 under Saddle Creek Records. The members of Commander Venus were Conor Oberst, Tim Kasher, Todd Baechle and Robb Nansel. The band released two albums before it broke up: 1995's "Do you feel at home?" and 1997's "Uneventful Vacation". The band was under the label Lumberjack Records (later known as Saddle Creek Records) and New York's Wind-up Records.
As lead singer of The Faint, (formerly Norman Bailer), Fink has expanded his musical repertoire from the Comm Venus, Park Ave. reminiscent "Media" to the more mature, acid freak out records "Blank-Wave Arcade" and "Danse Macabre" to the slightly mellowed "Wet from Birth". With Fink in The Faint is his brother Clark Baechle on drums ; Jacob Thiele on synth; Joel Peterson on bass; and the mysterious "Dapose" on guitar (Dapose joined the band during the recording of Danse Macabre).
- Bright Eyes - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 (1998 - Saddle Creek)
- Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors (2000 · Saddle Creek Records)
- Bright Eyes - There Is No Beginning to the Story (2002, Saddle Creek
- Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002 · Saddle Creek)
- Cursive - The Ugly Organ (2003, Saddle Creek)
- Steve Aoki - Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles (2007, Thrive)
- Felix Cartal - Popular Music (2010, Dim Mak Records)
- Appeared in the music video for Neva Dinova's "Yellow Datsun." He hands the guy in the wheelchair the guitar.
- Can be heard in the 'hidden track' (track 11, 'An Attempt To Tip The Scales') on 'Fevers And Mirrors' by Bright Eyes, impersonating Conor Oberst in an interview.
- Appeared in the video for "The Recluse" by Cursive.
- Used to ride for H-street skateboards in the early 1990s
- Phillips, Amy (2004). "KittyMagic.com Interview". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
- The Faint official website
- Saddle Creek Records
- Interview with Todd (and Jacob from The Faint) at wenn's rockt! WebTV