A decade ago, The Hold Steady released the seminal "Stay Positive." This is the story of that record, how things changed for the band, and how they recaptured that magic 10 years later. From Louisville Public Media.+
We Are Our Only Saviors
After Franz left in 2010, the band felt the departure in a big way. But thanks to a key anniversary years later, The Hold Steady was able to come back stronger than ever.
It's Mostly Pretty Nice, Yeah It's Mostly Pretty Alright
We're taking a quick break from the story of The Hold Steady for a moment, so we can chat with music critic Annie Zaleski about "Stay Positive" as an album.
Everything's Fried Here In Memphis
"In rock and roll, your success sort of dooms you." The Hold Steady's ascendancy affected the band in many ways, some of which weren't positive.
Our Psalms Are Sing-Along Songs
As a band, more success usually means more touring, more promotion, and more questions. Those things usually affect you. It was no different for The Hold Steady, and you can hear it all over "Stay Positive."
Start It With A Positive Jam
Indie rockers The Hold Steady were riding high after the success of 2006's "Boys And Girls In America." They followed it up in 2008 with "Stay Positive," which catapulted them to a new level.
Introducing These Miracles Work: A Hold Steady Podcast
A decade ago, The Hold Steady released the seminal "Stay Positive." This is the story of that record, how things changed for the band, and how they recaptured that magic 10 years later.
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Lifesaving Prophets of Positivity ♾➕
Many years ago, early on a spring morning, I listened to Separation Sunday, and it brought me to tears. I knew then that this would be my favorite band of my life.
Since then, I have seen these guys perform live more times than I can even recall, in a multitude of venues, mostly in Chicago. Without exaggeration, these guys, their words, their work, their performances- they saved my life by teaching me that indeed, “we are our only saviors.”
Always Dream of a Unified Scene -AND-
A must listen!
Required listening for every fan of The Hold Steady. I love when a band is willing to share their behind the scenes stories, even when the stories aren’t always positive.
You're searching the Hold Steady in 'podcasts', so you obviously have an interest, so just download it. It's awesome.