Album: Teeth Dreams (2014)


  • Teeth Dreams finds The Hold Steady completely abandoning the piano in favor of a dual guitar attack following the departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay in 2010. The addition of strings gives this song some additional luster.
  • A female character shows up almost immediately in every song on Teeth Dreams. Spin magazine asked Craig Finn what informed how he writes about women? He replied: "My life. One of the big things is that we're all trying to get something. Love is a huge part of it and some version of love — real or imagined — is the thing we think is going to fill this void."

    "The second song on the record, 'Spinners,' there is a girl who's going out, and it's from seeing a girl dressed up on the train and thinking about where she was going," Finn continued. "I was thinking like that: going out and trying to make a connection, just trying to go out as a single person on a Saturday night and trying to find some feeling of belonging."


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