The Hold Steady: The Price Of Progress [Album Review]

The Hold SteadyThe Price Of ProgressPositive Jams/Thirty Tigers [2023] With 20 years and eight albums worth of songs under their belt, The Hold Steady are now a recognizable quantity. Coming together in Minneapolis their classic rock meets punk guitar rock vibe showed signs of taking to heart local music heroes like The Replacements and Husker … Read more

Craig Finn: A Legacy Of Rentals [Album Review]

Craig FinnA Legacy Of RentalsPositive Jams/Thirty Tigers [2022] By now, after eight albums with The Hold Steady and four solo studio albums, we’ve figured out that Craig Finn is as much of a storyteller as he is a songwriter. Finn has a penchant for dark narratives about folk trapped in the difficult outcomes of bad … Read more

The Hold Steady: Open Door Policy [Album Review]

The Hold Steady Open Door PolicyPositive Jams/Thirty Tigers [2021] At this point, with 7 studio albums under their belt since debuting on the scene in 2004, The Hold Steady have locked down a pretty reliable piece of rock & roll real estate around the storytelling narratives of singer/songwriter Craig Finn. The band’s 2019 album, aptly … Read more

Fire Track: The Hold Steady – “Spices”

The Hold Steady have just released their new song, “Spices.” It’s the third song released from the band’s eighth studio album Open Door Policy, arriving on their Positive Jams label via Thirty Tigers on Friday, February 19. Open Door Policy is available for digital and physical pre-orders now. All pre-orders will be joined by an … Read more

The Hold Steady: Thrashing Thru The Passion [Album Review]

The Hold Steady Thrashing Thru The Passion Frenchkiss Records [2019] Album Review: Very few fans of The Hold Steady have any doubts about the story writing ability of singer/songwriter Craig Finn, but if anyone did by the release of the band’s sixth and last release, 2014’s Teeth Dreams, we now have three more solo albums … Read more

The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams [Album Review]

The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams Washington Square/Razor & Tie Records [2014] Fire Note Says: The Hold Steady beef up the guitars and expand the songs on the arena ready Teeth Dreams. Album Review: In today’s music scene I challenge you to start naming legitimate rock groups that have only released albums this decade. Sure, you … Read more

The Hold Steady Share First Track from New Record out 3/25

The Hold Steady has released the first song, “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You,” from their new album Teeth Dreams, out March 25. Teeth Dreams is the New York band’s sixth album and first on its own Positive Jams imprint via new label Washington Square, itself a newly established imprint formed by Razor … Read more

The Hold Steady: Heaven Is Whenever [Album Review]

The Hold SteadyHeaven Is WheneverVagrant Records [2010] The Hold Steady make albums not singles. Their work takes time to absorb, multiple listens to like and relies on transitions and pacing to bring it all together. On the groups fifth long player Heaven Is Whenever, all of the previous points come into play. The big different … Read more