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