The Hold Steady Album Stream

Continuing the Minneapolis love... The Hold Steady released their latest album Boys and Girls in America yesterday and if stories of teenagers and college kids set to every riff heard in an arena between 1976 and 1982 (and then some) is your bag, go here and check out the album stream. Even though they're in New York now, the Hold Steady is every bit a Minneapolis band as the Replacements were. It's not so much for the kids, but the adults might like it. (And for those of you who, like me, were put off by Craig Finn's shouted-not-sung stylings on Separation Sunday, he's dialed that back a notch or two. He's almost singing now.)