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The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Releases New Album Today — Stream It Here

A Legacy of Rentals Out Now Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers

May 20, 2022

The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn has released a new solo album, A Legacy of Rentals, today via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers. More

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Shares Video for “Birthdays”

A Legacy of Rentals Due Out May 20 via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers

Apr 22, 2022

The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn has shared a video for his latest single, “Birthdays.” It is the latest release from his forthcoming solo album, A Legacy of Rentals, which will be out May 20 via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers. More

Mar 29, 2022

The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn has shared a video for his latest single, “Messing With the Settings.” It is the latest release from his forthcoming solo album, A Legacy of Rentals, which will be out May 20 via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Craig Finn, Fontaines D.C., Good Morning, Hatchie, and More

Plus Jane Inc, Shearwater, Soft Cell, Bauhaus, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 25, 2022

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2022. This week two icons from the 1980s united for a single and another artist from that era released their first new song in 14 years. There were also a couple of album tracks we loved. Tally it all up and we settled at 13 favorite songs this week. More

Mar 25, 2022

The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn has announced a new solo album, A Legacy of Rentals, and shared its first single, “Messing with the Settings.” More

The Hold Steady Announce New Album and Share New Song “Family Farm”

Open Door Policy Due Out February 19, 2021 on Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers;

Dec 01, 2020

The Hold Steady have announced a new album titled Open Door Policy, along with sharing a song from the album, “Family Farm.” Open Door Policy will be out February 19, 2021 on the band’s Positive Jams label via Thirty Tigers. More

Sep 11, 2019

The Hold Steady released a new album, Thrashing Thru the Passion, last month via Frenchkiss. Last night the band stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform the album’s “Denver Haircut.” More

Album of the Week: Sleater-Kinney

Plus Stream New Albums from Ride, Friendly Fires, Shura, Amason, Blanck Mass, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and More

Aug 16, 2019

Sleater-Kinney have released a new album, The Center Won’t Hold, today via Mom + Pop and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today: Amason, Blanck Mass, Friendly Fires, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Hold Steady, Oso Oso, Ride, and Shura. More

The Hold Steady Share New Song “You Did Good Kid”

Thrashing Thru the Passion Due Out August 16 via Frenchkiss

Jul 23, 2019

The Hold Steady are releasing a new album, Thrashing Thru the Passion, on August 16 via Frenchkiss. Now they have shared another song from it, “You Did Good Kid.” More

The Hold Steady Announce New Album, Share New Song “Denver Haircut”

Thrashing Thru the Passion Due Out August 16 via Frenchkiss

Jun 20, 2019

The Hold Steady have announced a new album, Thrashing Thru the Passion, and shared its first single, album opener “Denver Haircut.” Thrashing Thru the Passion is due out August 16 via Frenchkiss. Listen to “Denver Haircut” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as their upcoming tour dates. More

Flip These Houses Midterms Benefit Features Spoon, Superchunk, The Hold Steady, and More

New York Show Includes Ted Leo; Michael Shannon; and Members of Sonic Youth, Nada Surf, The Walkmen, and More

Aug 29, 2018

Flip These Houses is a benefit concert on September 28th at the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY. Its purpose is to encourage people to vote Democratic in this November’s midterm elections. More

The Hold Steady Share Two New Songs - “The Stove & The Toaster” and “Star 18”

Proceeds From the Single Go to The K+L Guardian Foundation

Jul 18, 2018

The Hold Steady have shared two new songs, “The Stove & The Toaster” and “Star 18,” the A- and B-side of a new single available now on Bandcamp. The songs are being shared in honor of the band’s upcoming “Constructive Summer” tour dates. Check them out below, followed by the tour dates. More

The Hold Steady Share Two New Songs - “Entitlement Crew” and “A Snake in the Shower”

In Honor of Band's Brooklyn Bowl Shows This Week; Proceeds From Single Go to Charity

Nov 27, 2017

The Hold Steady have shared two new songs, “Entitlement Crew” and “A Snake in the Shower,” the A- and B-side of a new single available now on Bandcamp. The songs are being shared in honor of the band’s Brooklyn Bowl shows this Wednesday through Saturday. More

Feb 22, 2016

Titus Andronicus released their fourth album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, last July via Merge and The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn released his second solo album, Faith in the Future, last September via Partisan. More

Jun 17, 2015

The Hold Steady’s frontman Craig Finn will be releasing his second solo album on September 11. It’s titled Faith in the Future and due out via Partisan. NPR premiered the lyric video for the album’s first single, “Newmyer’s Roof,” which you can watch below. More

Apr 18, 2014

Currently sharing the stage for a co-headlining tour through across the U.S., The Hold Steady and Deer Tick recently entered in the studio for a round of recording covering each other’s respective material. More

Watch: The Hold Steady Stop By Letterman

Band Plays “Spinners” From Teeth Dreams

Mar 25, 2014

Last night The Hold Steady stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman. More

Stream The Hold Steady’s New Album “Teeth Dreams”

Album Out March 25 on Washington Square

Mar 19, 2014

On March 25 The Hold Steady will release their new album Teeth Dreams. More

Jan 24, 2014

Recently announcing the forthcoming release of their sixth studio LP Teeth Dreams, New York’s The Hold Steady have shared the first piece of the work with the song “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You.” More

Jan 08, 2014

Coinciding with their tenth anniversary as a band The Hold Steady have announced the forthcoming release of their next album, Teeth Dreams. More

Watch: The Hold Steady cover Huey Lewis & the News’ “The Power of Love”

“[Huey Lewis] is probably a pretty cool dude.”

Aug 30, 2011

Apparently The Hold Steady don’t think it’s quite so hip to be square. When covering Huey Lewis & the News’ 1985 hit “The Power of Love” for the A.V. Club’s Undercover series, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn admits that he wasn’t exactly a fan of the song when it came out, saying that he doesn’t have a good relationship to the song and that “I was a little old for this song probably, I was probably already into punk rock when I heard this song.” More

Death Cab for Cutie Announce Fall Tour

Support Includes Explosions in the Sky, The Hold Steady, Telekinesis, and The Head and the Heart

Aug 01, 2011

Death Cab for Cutie have announced their fall tour, which is kicking off September 30 in Cincinnati and commencing October 22 in Seattle. More

Treasure Island Festival 2011 Lineup Announced – Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more

Performers Also Include Cut Copy, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, Empire of the Sun, Battles, and others

Jul 26, 2011

Today, Treasure Island Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup. More

Jun 22, 2011

Okkervil River, The Hold Steady, Ra Ra Riot, and Wye Oak are among the first acts announced for the Truck America Music Festival. We have the details. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar‘s Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we’re calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

The Hold Steady Plot Tour

Band Hits The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Tomorrow Night

May 19, 2010

The Hold Steady are hitting the road in support of their new album Heaven Is Whenever. You can also catch them on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson tomorrow night. More

The Hold Steady Hit The Colbert Report

Band Played “Heaven is Whenever”

May 14, 2010

Continuing his quest to prove he’s the indie rocker of basic cable faux-newscasters, Stephen Colbert welcomed The Hold Steady to his show last night. We have the videos. More

Feb 24, 2010

New York rockers The Hold Steady are busy prepping their fifth studio full-length Heaven Is Whenever, set for release May 4. We have album details and tour dates. More

Coachella Day One Photos

View photos of Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen, Franz Ferdinand, Conor Oberst, Noah and the Whale, and others

Apr 18, 2009

Check out photos from Coachella day one (Friday, April 17, 2009) More



Interviews

Jan 10, 2020

Aside from being a return to form for The Hold Steady after a couple of lackluster LPs, 2019’s Thrashing Thru the Passion also marked the return on wax of keyboardist Franz Nicolay. More

Remembering First Concerts

Greatest Stories Ever Told

Jul 30, 2010

Musicians reflect on their first concerts. Includes stories from Tegan & Sara, Camera Obscura, Girl Talk, Owen Pallett, Art Brut, The Hold Steady, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, Ariel Pink, !!!, Mew, Real Estate, The Dears, Vivian Girls, Mayer Hawthorne, The Drums, Telekinesis, Fuck Buttons, El Guincho, and more. More


Reviews

Mar 08, 2021

After seven albums and almost two decades as a band, The Hold Steady could easily rest on their laurels, cashing in on their well-earned reputation as America’s Best Bar Band. But with the reintroduction of keyboardist Franz Nicolay into the band and a solid return effort in 2019’s Thrashing Thru The Passion, the band seemed primed for an unexpected second wind. More

Aug 13, 2019

For their first album in five years, and their debut record with their “definitive” six-piece line-up, Twin City heroes The Hold Steady have collected their recently released singles series and thrown another handful of fresh new tunes into the mix to create Thrashing Thru the Passion. More

Mar 25, 2014

NPR once referred to The Hold Steady as “America’s bar band.” Insofar as bar bands owe a debt to Thin Lizzy, the description was apt, but beyond that, it did a disservice to Craig Finn’s word-drunk lyrics and the band’s Springsteen-by-way-of-ZZ-Top thump. It’s easy to see why The Hold Steady might have chafed under the label. More

May 06, 2010

Who would have thought that a handlebar ‘stache would be so sorely missed? In all seriousness, the owner of said moustacheThe Hold Steady’s keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolaywas an integral part in writing the critical darlings’ success story. More

May 16, 2009

On the documentary DVD that’s packaged with this live CD, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn comments: “This band was created in sort of the shadow of the Replacements.” Nothing wrong with that, given that The Replacements recorded an influential string of classic studio albums in the 1980s, but it makes The Hold Steady a dubious band to release a live album. More