Thursday, August 15, 2019

Album Review: The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru the Passion

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!

It is of RtBE Personal Fav's The Hold Steady. It is their 7th studio album and while not their best it is a return to form after the disappointing Teeth Dreams.

While we have showcased a few of these tunes before and have seen the band play them live, the new tunes are cool and the whole release holds up.

It is true, this band has settled into their cult ways, touring to cities they want to play every few months and only over the weekends, playing the hits. The fact that they are confident enough and all on the same terms when it comes to writing and recording new tunes is a bonus.

They really don't need new tunes and none of these will take the place of "Stevie Nix" or "Chip's Ahoy" in the live setlist, but "Entitlement Crew" and "Denver Haircut" as well as others can be slipped onstage with very little let down. A solid collection of tracks that sound excellently recorded.

Here's hoping the new songs have some horns on them (and some old ones get a horn treatment) when we catch them at their annual Brooklyn Bowl stand this December.

Until then, support the band, buy the album, stream it on bandcamp or below and peep some video:


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