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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.   Stay Positive
  5.   Hurricane J
  6.   Chips Ahoy!
  7.   Spinners
  8.   The Weekenders
  9.   Your Little Hoodrat Friend
  10.   The Sweet Part of the City
  11.   Constructive Summer
  12.   Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
  13.   Southtown Girls
  14.   Massive Nights
  15.   Killer Parties
  16.   Stuck Between Stations
  17.   Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
  18.   Barely Breathing
  19.   First Night
  20.   You Can Make Him Like You
  21.   212 Margarita
  22.   Sketchy Metal
  23.   Sweet Payne
  24.   Stevie Nix
  25.   Soft In the Center
  26.   Barfruit Blues
  27.   Oaks
  28.   Runner's High
  29.   The Only Thing
  30.   Magazines
  31.   Don't Let Me Explode
  32.   Multitude of Casualties
  33.   Banging Camp
  34.   Cattle and the Creeping Things
  35.   The Swish
  36.   Our Whole Lives
  37.   Joke About Jamaica
  38.   Positive Jam
  39.   Big Cig
  40.   On with the Business
  41.   Cheyenne Sunrise
  42.   Separate Vacations
  43.   Just Saying
  44.   A Slight Discomfort
  45.   We Can Get Together
  46.   Rock Problems
  47.   Kille Parties
  48.   Adderall
  49.   Atlantic City
  50.   Slapped Actress
  51.   Both Crosses
  52.   Yeah Sapphire
  53.   One for the Cutters
  54.   Girls Like Status
  55.   You Gotta Dance with Who You Came to Dance With
  56.   Chillout Tent
  57.   Citrus
  58.   Party Pit
  59.   Same Kooks
  60.   You Gotta Dance
  61.   How a Resurrection Really Feels
  62.   Hornets! Hornets!
  63.   Certain Songs
  64.   Hot Soft Light
  65.   Navy Sheets
  66.   Wait a While
  67.   Knuckles
  68.   The Ambassador
  69.   Most People Are DJs
  70.   I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You
  71.   Charlemagne in Sweatpants
  72.   Crucifixion Cruise
  73.   Intro
  74.   Against The Wind
  75.   Hostile, Mass.
  76.   Almost Everything
  77.   The Smidge
  78.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  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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