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July 12, 2011
After months of delays, Lil Wayne has finally finished recording his anticipated comeback album Tha Carter IV. "It's totally done," Wayne tells MTV, adding that the set will drop on August 29. In the meantime, the MC is expected to put out a mixtape titled Sorry for the Wait sometime this week. One track, titled "Tunechi's Back," has already leaked. Check it out here. …
September 24, 2010 Minnesota-born Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has never been quiet about his adoration for his hometown baseball team, the Twins, and after a few years of rumors, a Finn-penned fight song for the team has finally emerged. …
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May 7, 2010 Indie rock's favorite bar band is also one of the best live bands around, a product of anthemic choruses, a highly expressive frontman, a lead guitarist who knows his way around great riffs, and, as the title of last year's live album pointed out, a positive rage.
"We're The Hold Steady and we're going to have a really good time tonight," singer Craig Finn told an ecstatic, inebriated dude-fest that had just finished cheering for a roa …
May 4, 2010 On their fifth album (and first without keyboard player Franz Nicolay since 2004's debut), the Midwest's ambassadors to Brooklyn hone their ballsy bar-band philosophizing with a focus worthy of CSI. The sound is too slick by half, but Craig Finn's rhymes still resonate: "Ain't it sad about these metro guys? / Don't it hurt to watch them moisturize? …
May 4, 2010 Here's a rundown of the essential albums available online and in record stores today:
The Hold Steady, Heaven Is WheneverHappy-hour sermonizing, but in snappier getups.Read Review >>
Deftones, Diamond EyesExquisitely painted rage, still in the same frame.Read Review >>
Broken Social Scene, Forgiveness Rock RecordShaggy-dog rock crew polish up their yawp.Read Review >>
The New Pornographers, TogetherCanny power popp …
April 20, 2010 Good things come in pairs.
Both the new Hold Steady and Broken Social Scene albums are streaming on NPR's website before their official May 4 release. …
April 2, 2010 Brooklyn rockers the Hold Steady are returning May 4 with their fifth album, Heaven is Whenever -- and you can stream its third track, "The Weekenders," below!
As we predicted, Craig Finn and Co. still sound like everyone's favorite Brooklyn bar band -- even without keyboardist Franz Nicolay, who departed in January. …
February 23, 2010 Perpetually hard-working Brooklyn-based rockers the Hold Steady will release their fifth album in six years, Heaven Is Whenever, on May 4.
Working for the first time since their 2004 debut, Almost Killed Me, without keyboardist Franz Nicolay, who announced his departure from the band in January, the new album is "guitar-heavy," according to Tab Kubler. …
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