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The Hold Steady Announce New Album, Share New Song “Denver Haircut”

Thrashing Thru the Passion Due Out August 16 via Frenchkiss

Jun 20, 2019
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The Hold Steady have announced a new album, Thrashing Thru the Passion, and shared its first single, album opener "Denver Haircut." Thrashing Thru the Passion is due out August 16 via Frenchkiss. Listen to "Denver Haircut" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as their upcoming tour dates.

Thrashing Thru the Passion is the band's first album in five years (since 2014's Teeth Dreams) and their seventh album overall. The album was recorded with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin in Woodstock, NY at The Isokon.

Frontman Craig Finn had this to say about the album in a press release: "I've been saying for a few years now - since Franz [Nicolay] came back- that this six piece lineup of The Hold Steady is the best band we've ever been. 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."

Of the single Finn had this to say: "'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. 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 Tracklist:

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

The Hold Steady Tour Dates:

AUGUST:

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

SEPTEMBER:

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

DECEMBER:

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



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