Discovering the band at this righteous and revelatory moment was like being an early Christian, only better, since it likely led to nights of heavy beer drinking, and there was no danger of being fed to the lions...It was an introduction to a world of strange characters whose allegorical adventures could change your life, and listening to Separation Sunday without any background knowledge or preconceived notions was a thrilling precursor to evangelism.
In celebration of their tour kicking off tonight, The Hold Steady and Deer Tick have done covers of each other's songs. Head to the replies to stream The Hold Steady covering "Easy" and Deer Tick covering "Constructive Summer."
The Hold Steady have signed to Washington Square, a new label imprint formed by Razor & Tie. The band will release their new album, Teeth Dreams on March 25th, 2014. Also, the band will be heading out on tour at the end of January, which you can find the dates in the replies.
The Hold Steadyhave started a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the recording of a covers EP. In the explanation of the EP on the PledgeMusic page the band also confirms that they will be releasing a new full-length album sometime in 2014.
According to a Hollywood Reporter blog, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tom Ruprecht, a writer for Late Night With David Letterman, will be working on a big screen adaptation of Chuck Klosterman's Fargo Rock City.