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Easter Beat: “How A Resurrection Really Feels” by The Hold Steady

No Eastertide is complete without this highlight from their excellent Separation Sunday record/masterpiece, a classic both in terms of lyrical content and the utter fearlessness of its rawk. Holly was a hoodrat, indeed:

Charcoal and Grace: The National’s "High Violet"

Other than Vampire Weekend’s “Contra” and maybe Spoon’s “Transference” (I have not yet heard The Hold Steady’s latest), not much music of the Pitchfork variety has blown my mind in 2010. In fact, for one who dishes out way too much money on music, if you looked at my credit card bill, I’ve actually saved […]

Hold It! The Hold Steady Have a New Album

What are you doing on Tuesday? Well add this to your list: buying The Hold Steady‘s new album, the tantalizingly-titled Heaven is Whenever (The cover art features a hand raised in… praise?). This band is one of our favorites here at Mockingbird, and for good reason. Check out this staggering lyrical nugget from “How a […]

July Playlist

Because even I need some relief from Michael Jackson sometimes! Especially when the relief comes in the form of B-list brit-pop and recent A-list singles from Brooklyn: 1. Young Adult Friction – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart 2. Wasting Your Town – Trevor Giuliani 3. How A Resurrection Really Feels – The Hold […]

January Playlist

Mostly new stuff this time. The Scott Weiland hymn is not be believed… 1. Closer – Kings of Leon 2. The ’59 Sound – The Gaslight Anthem 3. Strange Overtones – David Byrne and Brian Eno 4. Til The End Of Time – Devotchka 5. Family Tree – TV on the Radio 6. Cold Wind […]