The Hold Steady showcased the title track from their fourth album in that stream we posted last week. Now we have “Stay Positive” video evidence. Craig looks every bit the part of the hardcore singer with his frequent hand gestures, crowd riling hand claps, and positive youth (of today) exultations. Right, he always looks like that. The show’s from 2/26 — this past Tuesday — the band wigging out at Manchester Academy. Anarchy in the UK, etc.
We love the new hardcore Hold Steady. Amrit just put an “x” on his hand in solidarity.