The Hold Steady

Formed 2004.
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The Hold Steady - Interview with Mike Davies

Craig from The Hold Steady talks to Mike about how the band formed.

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Biography

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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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Heaven is Whenever

    Heaven is Whenever 2010

    Reviewed by Andrzej Lukowski
    Blissfully at odds with the compression-heavy world of modern rock.
  2. Review of Stay Positive

    Stay Positive 2008

    Reviewed by Al Spicer
    Their love is aged and their stories are dusty and crusted, but Stay Positive tastes...
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