Stream The Hold Steady Now!

Stream The Hold Steady's Stay Positive Album Now On MySpace

The Hold Steady
This here Internet is a wild thing eh? Seems like everyone is gettin' in on the fun, releasing albums with no notice, offering singles before they're released, and in the case of Brooklyn's The Hold Steady, they are offering their entire new album, Stay Positive for stream on their MySpace page.

Set for release on July 15 through Vagrant Records, the album was produced by John Agnello and recorded at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ and Wild Arctic Studios in Queens, NY, with mixing at the Magic Shop in Soho in Manhattan.

Bandleader Craig Finn defines Stay Positive as an album, musically and lyrically, about the attempt to age gracefully. Incorporating harpsichord, banjo and talk box, the band's gift for literate, anthemic songwriting finds a new focus Finn calls "more musical... more dynamics, different instrumentation, more complex arrangements, and not always hiding behind raw volume."

So quit messing around and give this thing a spin:

The Hold Steady are easily one of the best live acts around and they will be touring hard this summer, dates available here...

[Published on: 6/12/08]

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King Rhino starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/12/2008 11:29AM
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YES! Love these guys ... The new album will be playing all summer in my car ... The Hold Steady and My Morning Jacket make me feel that there is still hope for rock and roll in America .....

jambeatnik Thu 6/12/2008 12:17PM
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listen to rose hill drive

cam0083 starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/12/2008 01:32PM
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First few seconds sound good, I can't wait to own this album!

WEBSHERIFF starstarstarstarstar Thu 6/12/2008 01:43PM
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Hi Jam Base,

On behalf of Rough Trade / Beggars Digital, Vagrant and The Hold Steady, many thanks for plugging "Stay Positive" (street date 14th July and advance, digital release date 9th June) ... .. thanks, also, on behalf of the label and the band for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, “Sequestered in Memphis” is available for fans and bloggers to stream / link to / post etc on the band’s MySpace ... .. check-out and for details on “Stay Positive” and the band’s 2008 shows ... .. for a limited period a play-through of “Stay Positive” shall also be available on the band’s MySpace and on NME (, although these are for promotional purposes only and the artist and labels have kindly asked fans and bloggers not to host or link to pirate copies of the full album on-line – for which many thanks in advance.

Thanks again for your plug.



youngphan starstarstarstar Thu 6/12/2008 09:00PM
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wtf is the web sheriff? please someone explain.. can he bust me for tha nugs in my pocket? haha

cam0083 starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/13/2008 08:50AM
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I don't know what the hell that is about because they didn't post any pirate copies or anything like that but, I just listened to all of it on their myspace and it is pretty good. I don't know if I like it as much as Boys and Girls, but it's good