July 23, 2008


The Hold Steady are one of the few contemporary bands whom I really consider myself a fan of. While I don’t think their latest, Stay Positive, hits the same rarefied heights as Separation Sunday or Boys and Girls in America, it remains another impressive effort from one of the best and most divisive groups in music.  My review of the new record appears in this week’s Village Voice.  Yes, it includes a guide to writing Hold Steady mad-libs.

Village Voice: Hold Steady-Stay Positive Review

MP3: The Hold Steady-“Sequestered In Memphis” 
MP3: The Hold Steady-“Slapped Actress”

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