Archive for December, 2009

Boys and Girls in America #11 on Paste Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of the Decade

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11. The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America [Vagrant] (2006)
The early promise of The Hold Steady came to full fruition on this career milestone that made classic rock cool again. Craig Finn’s story songs about desperate losers and God-obsessed hedonists were as literate as ever, Tad Kubler rocketed power chords to the back of the arena, and Franz Nicolay added vintage E Street Band keyboard fills. And thanks to a full slate of killer melodies, this time the boys and girls could not only chant along—they could sing along, too. Andy Whitman

Order “Vs. the End of…”

By , 4 December, 2009, 1 Comment

Order “Vs. the End of…”, a history of Lifter Puller at our webstore.

Lifter Puller was a band from Minneapolis. They existed in various line ups from 1994 to 2000. The band released three full length albums, one EP, and a number of singles. Band members Craig Finn and Tad Kubler went on to form The Hold Steady.

“Vs. the End Of…” is a 96 page book that details the history of Lifter Puller with photos, lyrics, and an oral history. The book comes with a download card that allows readers to download Lifter Puller’s full catalog.

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