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    The Hold Steady

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    Genre:Indie
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    Albums:6
    Songs:77

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Joke About Jamaica lyrics
    2Big Cig lyrics
    3Girls Like Status lyrics
    4Hostile, Mass. lyrics
    5A Slight Discomfort lyrics
    6Most People Are Djs lyrics
    7We Can Get Together lyrics
    8Cheyenne Sunrise lyrics
    9Lord, I'm Discouraged lyrics
    10Two Handed Handshake lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Heaven Is Whenever [2010]
    2Separation Sunday [2005]
    3Stay Positive [2008]
    4Almost Killed Me [2004]
    5Teeth Dreams [2014]
    6Boys And Girls In America [2006]

    Biography

    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. ~ Kenyon Hopkin, All Music Guide

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