The Hold Steady Did a Song for Game of Thrones

The Hold Steady perform at the Detroit Bar Photo: Paul R. Giunta/Corbis

They’ll perform “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” — “one of the most popular songs in Westeros,” with lyrics by George R. R. Martin himself — on the upcoming third season of Game of Thrones. So, for those of you keeping track at home, that’s one National song, one Hold Steady song, a Snow Patrol cameo, and an appearance by the Coldplay drummer. Westeros: truly the indiest fantasy kingdom of them all.