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.
Riot Fest, which will be September 12-14th in Chicago, has announced a slew of new bands for the festival. The list includes AP.net favorites like The Hold Steady, Pity Sex and Say Anything. Head to the replies for the full festival poster.
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."
I played up until my senior year. I quit because in my junior year I started dealing with some nagging injuries and I wasn't having that much fun. And that's when Jimmy Eat World were getting together and playing. I quit and left the baseball field to practice [with] Jimmy Eat World and haven't played since. I've been [with] Jimmy Eat World for the past 20 years.
Yesterday we told you Razor & Tie has started an imprint called Washington Square and its inaugural signing is The Hold Steady. Today we bring you the news that the label will also be releasing new music from Deaf Havana and Born Cages soon.
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.