"I think I picked a pretty unoriginal name," Holt says, laughing, when informed of the rival Bicycle Thief. He'd heard rumors about another band using the moniker, but nothing had been confirmed until now. "But fortunately, we haven't done much of anything yet. I don't think there will be any kind of legal entanglements."
The other Bicyle Thief is fronted by Bob Forrest, known primarily for his work with Thelonious Monster, which collapsed in 1992. The Bicycle Thief is his return to music after a six-year hiatus. And it's Holt's return as well, following a short layoff after Tablet dissolved. Holt's version of Bicycle Thief is busily recording its debut, likely to be released on Last Beat Records. He admits that he's never "liked anything [he's] done musically," but thinks he has the time and support to come closer to his goal this time around. As for changing the name, Holt says he'll get around to it eventually, but for now, he'd rather focus on the music.
"I'll probably have to confer with somebody who knows a little something more about that before I do anything," he says. "I could really care less, to tell you the truth."