Archive for April, 2010

The Hold Steady on Late Show with Letterman TONIGHT!

By , 30 April, 2010, 2 Comments

Check local listings. It’s Friday, so you can stay up late to check it out!

First Listen: The Hold Steady, ‘Heaven Is Whenever’

By , 19 April, 2010, No Comment

You can stream “Heaven is Whenever” in its entirety at! See what they had to say about the album below.

First Listen: The Hold Steady, ‘Heaven Is Whenever’

When I heard the first few seconds of Heaven Is Whenever, I thought immediately that this is not going to be a typical record from The Hold Steady. The bluesy, breezy guitar lick that opens “The Sweet Part of the City” conjures up more thoughts of the South than the band’s New York City home or Twin Cities roots might indicate.

Following the departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay, there was talk that the band might shake things up a bit. A bit, yes, but there’s plenty for longtime fans to love here. Tad Kubler’s tremendous guitar riffs still reside at the foreground of these well-written anthems. “You can’t tell people what they want to hear if you also want to tell the truth,” Craig Finn sings in “Soft in the Center.” Yep, that’s The Hold Steady.

At WFUV, we’ve been fans of the band for years now, and it’s great to be able to share our excitement about Heaven Is Whenever, available here for streaming in its entirety until its release on May 4. Take a listen and get ready to learn the songs you’ll be singing all summer.

Heaven is Whenever Pre-Orders

By , 9 April, 2010, 1 Comment

All kinds of goodies are available for pre-order HERE.

Heaven is Whenever is also available for pre-order on the iTunes store with additional bonus tracks only available by pre-ordering the album.

Click HERE for the iTunes US Pre-Order.

Click HERE for the iTunes UK / EU Pre-Order.

Beacon Theatre – NYC – October 7

By , 6 April, 2010, 3 Comments

The Hold Steady are happy to announce their first ever show at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on October 7, 2010.

Pre-sale tickets are available beginning Wednesday, April 7 at 10AM EDT. Sign-up for the band’s email list to get the details and password!

Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, April 9 at 10AM EDT.

New tune, “The Weekenders”

By , 2 April, 2010, No Comment

New tune, “The Weekenders” now streaming here.


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