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Thursday, May 1, 2008

And I’m Not Even Tired of Boys and Girls in America Yet!

posted by on May 1 at 10:31 AM


The Hold Steady’s ‘Stay Positive’ Set For Release July 15

“Stay Positive” track listing:

1. Constructive Summer
2. Sequestered in Memphis
3. One for the Cutters
4. Navy Sheets
5. Lord, I’m Discouraged
6. Yeah Sapphire
7. Both Crosses
8. Stay Positive
9. Magazines
10. Joke About Jamaica
11. Slapped Actress

Here’s the band playing the title track earlier this year:

I’m so looking for to this.

The Hold Steady play the Capitol Hill Block Party Saturday, July 26. More info at

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Posted by patti | May 1, 2008 3:08 PM


Posted by comic book guy | May 1, 2008 3:17 PM

me neither, even though b&gINa has filler fer sure (what, you're really excited about "citrus"?), it still gets spins en mi casa on the regular.

did you get the live acoustic thing a while back?

Posted by | May 1, 2008 7:50 PM

Could this band possibly be more overrated? I think not.

Posted by disco | May 1, 2008 10:46 PM

the hold steady might not be the most inventive band from a musical perspective, and i can understand why some people might find craig finn's vocals less than soothing, but i can't really fathom how anyone can hear his lyrics and not appreciate their quality. i can't think of another singer who so effectively captures the essence of the awkward transition from youth into adulthood. if you don't like Boys and Girls in America, you're either too old to remember your twenties, you haven't yet reached your twenties, or you simply missed out on your twenties.

or you're like me with Hot Chip. you hear 30 seconds of their music, decide it's not your thing, and get really fuckin' annoyed that people keep talking about 'em.

Posted by brian cook | May 1, 2008 11:32 PM

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