Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It begins...

So, very slowly, there are some new The Hold Steady tracks starting to surface all around the internets. It's not a flood yet, but it is definitely a small leak. I found this while soulseeking and I am oh so satisfied. The track is called "Stuck Between Stations" and it will open the new album Boys and Girls in America due out October 3. It's taken from a live performance at what I believe is a radio station. It is unplugged but, given the atmosphere of the song, I can't imagine the studio version being much "heavier" than this. It's a great track. Very Springsteen--which is nothing new, but it's tender elements are amplified when Finn's routinely off-color delivery spills like water over a slanted canvas. Very lucid, very touching.

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