These were demos for lyrics that never got written. If they ever do I'll record better versions.
released September 5, 2019
Tracks 1-7 written in the late '90s; recorded and performed by Franz Nicolay in 2011. Track 8 is a live recording from the Anti-Social Music concert "ASM Saves Tokyo" (2003), performed by Dan Neustadt.
I like both tracks the same, it made me choose 1, These are dark times. The fact that this is The Hold Steady sounding like they should is a lantern of hope. I never thought I would hear new Hold Steady like this again. Joy is reborn. john parsons