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The Hold Steady

Resisting the musical trends in New York City, vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) formed the Hold Steady after moving from Minneapolis in 2000. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as the Replacements and the Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer Judd Counsell, and bassist Galen Polivka. Recording mostly live, the band released its debut, Almost Killed Me, on Frenchkiss Records in March 2004. Dave Gardener (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu) and Dean Botulonis signed on to produce Separation Sunday, which arrived in 2005. The World/Inferno Friendship Society's Franz Nicolay (keyboards) and Bobby Drake (drums), formerly of End Transmission and Arm, were also added to the Hold Steady lineup. The band's third effort, 2006's Boys and Girls in America, marked its first release for Vagrant. After writing the majority of their fourth record on the road, the Hold Steady returned to John Agnello's Water Music studio to record Stay Positive, their most heavily produced effort. In July of 2008, the album was released by both Vagrant and Rough Trade. In 2010 the band announced the departure of Franz Nicolay. Later that same year they released their fifth album, Heaven Is Whenever. In 2012 the band went on a brief hiatus, with frontman Craig Finn releasing his debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. Regrouping with new guitarist Steve Selvidge in 2013, the revitalized five-piece re-entered the studio to record a track for the Game of Thrones soundtrack -- which was also released as a limited-edition single on Record Store Day 2013. Near the beginning of 2014 they announced the release of their sixth album, Teeth Dreams, as well as the covers EP RAGS -- all proceeds from the EP went to help the children of longtime Hold Steady fan Mike "Jersey Mike" Van Jura, who sadly passed away in 2012. ~ Kenyon Hopkin & Rich Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Sequestered In Memphis
  3.   Lord, I'm Discouraged
  4.   Chips Ahoy!
  5.   Stay Positive
  6.   Hurricane J
  7.   Spinners
  8.   Stuck Between Stations
  9.   Killer Parties
  10.   Constructive Summer
  11.   Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
  12.   Your Little Hoodrat Friend
  13.   The Weekenders
  14.   The Sweet Part of the City
  15.   Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  16.   Southtown Girls
  17.   Massive Nights
  18.   Barely Breathing
  19.   First Night
  20.   You Can Make Him Like You
  21.   Banging Camp
  22.   Knuckles
  23.   Adderall
  24.   Cattle and the Creeping Things
  25.   Navy Sheets
  26.   Hot Soft Light
  27.   Positive Jam
  28.   Oaks
  29.   Runner's High
  30.   Wait a While
  31.   The Ambassador
  32.   I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You
  33.   Separate Vacations
  34.   Just Saying
  35.   We Can Get Together
  36.   Yeah Sapphire
  37.   212 Margarita
  38.   Party Pit
  39.   Don't Let Me Explode
  40.   Stevie Nix
  41.   Hostile, Mass.
  42.   Barfruit Blues
  43.   The Swish
  44.   Almost Everything
  45.   Big Cig
  46.   The Only Thing
  47.   Against The Wind
  48.   Rock Problems
  49.   Soft in the Center
  50.   Kille Parties
  51.   Intro
  52.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  53.   Magazines
  54.   Both Crosses
  55.   Girls Like Status
  56.   You Gotta Dance with Who You Came to Dance With
  57.   Citrus
  58.   Same Kooks
  59.   You Gotta Dance
  60.   How a Resurrection Really Feels
  61.   Multitude of Casualties
  62.   Hornets! Hornets!
  63.   Sweet Payne
  64.   Sketchy Metal
  65.   Most People Are DJs
  66.   Chillout Tent
  67.   Joke About Jamaica
  68.   Atlantic City
  69.   Charlemagne in Sweatpants
  70.   Cheyenne Sunrise
  71.   One for the Cutters
  72.   Crucifixion Cruise
  73.   The Smidge
  74.   Certain Songs
  75.   On with the Business
  76.   Slapped Actress
  77.   Our Whole Lives
  78.   A Slight Discomfort
  79.   Cruxifixion Cruise
  80.   Same Kooks Chips Ahoy!
  81.   Arms and Hearts
  82.   Modesto Is Not That Sweet
  83.   Hostlie, Mass.
  84.   Against the Wind - Bonus Track
  85.   Stuck Between Stations - Bonus Track
  86.   1. Constructive Summer
  87.   10. Joke About Jamaica About
  88.   11. Slapped Actress Actress
  89.   2. Sequestered in Memphx
  90.   3. One Fro the Cutters
  91.   4. Navy Sheets
  92.   5. Lord, I'm Discouraged
  93.   6. Yeah Sapphire Sapphire
  94.   7. Both Crosses
  95.   8. Stay Positive
  96.   9. Magazines
  97.   [Bonus Material]
  98.   [CD-Rom Track]

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