Franz Nicolay

Apparently ill-content to just rack up album sales and critical acclaim with The Hold Steady, keyboardist Franz Nicolay launched a solo EP last year which splits the difference between his primary band's mainstream appeal and the niche Balkan and klezmer projects he'd probably have otherwise spent his weekends with.

Franz Nicolay - Jeff Penalty
Franz Nicolay - World/Inferno Vs. The End Of The Evening

Also featuring alt-country champ Sarah White and former head Hack David Sickmen.

Sarah White - Apple In B Major
Sarah White - Half A Smile
Sarah White - Ply Me
Sarah White - Sweetheart
Sarah White - Where You're Going