Monday, March 22, 2010

First single from new Hold Steady streaming:

What do you guys think of the new line up? Singer Craig Finn seams to be trying a new, slightly-altered singing delivery .. and I don't think I like it, but I've only listened to it on crappy Apple earbuds, so maybe that's not fair. It's almost like he's trying to actually, you know, sing. I want rapid-fire, dense lyrics covered in spit and sweat. Without Franz on the keys, this almost reminds me of Finn's pre-Hold Steady outfit Lifter Puller, which took a lightly more angular and sharp, punk-inspired route, except this has more of a pop sensibility.

No comments: