New Hold Steady – “Sequestered In Memphis”

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By Chris Walla
Craig Finn remembers his day job. I bet he was an account manager of some sort, and I bet he knows the business park outskirts of Dallas better than he’d let on. I mean, can’t you see him in an ill-fitting suit, in a hung ceiling conference room, making an awkward pitch about water filtration or articulated hoses?

I bet he was reasonably good at it. I also bet that he couldn’t wait to get hammered at the hotel bar. Which is where this story begins. It ends in jail.

It’s nice to hear the words “subpoenaed” and “sequestered” in such close proximity in a little rock song, especially from a holding tank at the police station. The light from in there makes the bar light look pretty good. Take a listen…

“Sequested In Memphis,” from the forthcoming Stay Positive LP, is available on iTunes now.