The Hold Steady

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The Hold Steady is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2004. The band consists of Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (guitar), Galen Polivka (bass), Bobby Drake (drums), and Steve Selvidge (guitar). Noted for their "lyrically dense storytelling," and classic rock influences, the band's narrative-based songs frequently address themes, such as drug addiction, religion and redemption, and often feature recurring characters based within the city of Minneapolis.

Formed four years following the break-up of Finn and Kubler's former band, Lifter Puller, The Hold Steady released their debut album, Almost Killed Me in 2004, and came to prominence with the release of their third studio album, Boys and Girls in America, in 2006. In 2010, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay left the band prior to the recording of their fifth studio album, Heaven Is Whenever (2010). During the band's subsequent tour, the band became a five piece, once more, with the addition of former Lucero guitarist Steve Selvidge. The band released their sixth LP, Teeth Dreams, on March 25, 2014.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Almost Killed Me 3
2005 Separation Sunday 3 2
2006 Boys and Girls in America 4
2008 Stay Positive 5 4
2010 Heaven Is Whenever 3
2014 Teeth Dreams 2

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 The Hold Steady Live at Schubas 03/12/2004 Live 1
2006 Live at Lollapalooza 2006: The Hold Steady Live 1
2011 The Hold Steady (Live from SoHo) Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Milkcrate Mosh 1
2006 Chips Ahoy! 2
2007 Stuck Between Stations 4
2010 Hurricane J / Ascension Blues 1
2013 Criminal Fingers / The Bear & the Maiden Fair 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
2005 The Virgin Digital Sessions 1
2005 Connect Set 1

Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2007 Live at Fingerprints Live 1
2009 A Positive Rage Live 2

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