Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Hold Steady is back and 'Thrashing Thru The Passion'

The Hold Steady's new album, Thrashing Thru The Passion, is due Aug. 16 via Frenchkiss Records. It is available now for pre-order. Fans can also receive access to exclusive album bundles, including such extras as limited edition clear vinyl, poster, lithograph and enamel pin set. All pre-orders will come with a free download of the new song, "Denver Haircut," which is also available now at all DSPs.

"'Denver Haircut' is a story about a guy who has chance meet up that takes him to a few different locations before leaving him alone and cashless in a strange hotel room," says the band's lead singer Craig Finn. "Steve Selvidge (guitarist) brought in the music to this song and everyone felt it immediately, it was really fun to play. The story unfolded quickly too. When recording, we remarked that it sounded like it could kick off an album...and so here we are."


Thrashing Thru The Passion collects five new songs recorded this year alongside five others released digitally between November 2017 and March 2019.

"I've been saying for a few years now - since Franz came back- that this six piece lineup of The Hold Steady is the best band we've ever been," says Finn. "The new songs recorded by this version of the band are super exciting to us. It's been a very fun and creative period for The Hold Steady."

A series of live show weekends in America take place in Seattle, Chicago, Nashville and  Boston, with the fourth annual "Massive Nights" event at NY's Brooklyn Bowl. For complete details and ticket information, please visit

The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).

Tour dates:

15-17 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
22 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
23 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle - SOLD OUT
24 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall - SOLD OUT

5-7 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
12-15 - Boston, VA - The Sinclair

4-7 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl - (December 7 SOLD OUT)

Track listing:

1. Denver Haircut
2. Epaulets
3. You Did Good Kid
4. Traditional Village
5. Blackout Sam
6. Entitlement Crew
7. T-Shirt Tux
8. Star 18
9. The Stove & The Toaster
10. Confusion In The Marketplace

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