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The Hold Steady announce new album, Thrashing Thru Passion

By | Published on Friday 21 June 2019

The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady have announced that they will release a new album, titled ‘Thrashing Thru Passion’, in August. They’ve also released the first single from it, ‘Denver Haircut’.

“‘Denver Haircut’ is a story about a guy who has a chance meet up that takes him to a few different locations before leaving him alone and cashless in a strange hotel room”, says frontman 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”.

Talking up the band’s new music, he adds: “I’ve been saying for a few years now – since [keyboardist] Franz [Nicolay] came back [in 2016] – that this six piece line-up 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”.

Watch the video for ‘Denver Haircut’ here: