Here’s some good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast: • The Field: “The More That I Do” from Yesterday and Today on Anti-. • Deastro: “Vermillion Plaza” from Moondagger, due 06/23/09 on Ghostly • British Sea Power: “Come Wander With Me” from Man of Aran, due June 9 on Rough Trade … Continue reading Fun with Forkcast, Round 14
MP3: Franz Nicolay – “World/Inferno Vs. the End of the Evening” from Major General, out January 13 on Fistolo. The fantastically mustachioed keyboard player for the Hold Steady is releasing his first solo album. Franz Nicolay: Web, MySpace, Wiki.
The best-run music festival in America is a yearly congregation of college radio nerds, fashion victims, art students, burnouts, baristas, and meatheads in Chicago’s Union Park.
I just got out of the shower where I heard Morning Edition‘s Steve Inskeep talking to Craig Finn and Tad Kubler about their awesome new album, Stay Positive. Group Finds Rewards, Redemption: “I think that when you’re 36, like I am, you look back at people who are 19 and 20,” Finn says. “You see … Continue reading Hold Steady on NPR's Morning Edition
The Pitchfork Music Fest was doused in rain this year. But that didn’t keep GLONO’s photographer from getting his feet muddy in order to get some good shots.
Video: The Hold Steady “Sequestered in Memphis” (live on Letterman, July 16, 2008) Finn’s dance moves rule. The Hold Steady: Web, MySpace, imeem, Wiki, eMusic.
You can now stream the entire new Hold Steady album at their MySpace. Stay Positive is due July 15 on Vagrant. eMusic: The Hold Steady
You can’t see everything, and with 130 bands over three days, you wouldn’t want to. Words and photos of what we saw in Grant Park this weekend…
New York Times: Sex, Drugs and Updating Your Blog. [The Hold Steady’s Tad] Kubler regards fan interaction as an obligation that is cultural, almost ethical. He remembers what it was like to be a young fan himself, enraptured by the members of Led Zeppelin. “That’s all I wanted when I was a fan, right?” he … Continue reading Bands Who Blog