THE HOLD STEADY NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY!

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THRASHING THRU THE PASSION PAIRS FIVE BRAND NEW SONGS

ALONGSIDE FIVE DIGITALLY RELEASED BETWEEN

NOVEMBER 2017 AND MARCH 2019

The Hold Steady's new record, Thrashing Thru The Passion, is out today. Thrashing Thru The Passion is the band's seventh studio album and collects five new songs recorded this year alongside five acclaimed ones released digitally between November 2017 and March 2019. The album was recorded at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin. Additional performers include Stuart Bogie, Dave Nelson, Jordan McLean and Michael Leonhart on horns and Annie Nero on backup vocals. You can listen to Thrashing Thru The Passion here.

The Hold Steady has begun celebrating Thrashing Thru The Passion with "Constructive Summer 2019," a series of live show weekends across the United States. The band just started their run at Seattle, WA's Crocodile (August 15-17). Up next is Chicago, IL's Thalia Hall and Empty Bottle (August 22-24), Nashville, TN's Basement East (September 5-7), Boston, MA's The Sinclair (September 12-15), and the fourth annual "Massive Nights" event at NY's Brooklyn Bowl (December 4-7). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theholdsteady.net/#shows.

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

Thrashing Thru The Passion 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

THE HOLD STEADY LIVE SHOWS 2019

AUGUST

15-17 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (Aug 17 SOLD OUT)

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, MA - The Sinclair (Sept 13 & 14 SOLD OUT)

DECEMBER

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

"What does this mean for this band moving forward...especially when you have songs this good." -NPR

"A shockingly fun return-to-form collection of sad-sack storytelling." -Rolling Stone

"The total effect of Thrashing Thru The Passion is that of The Hold Steady at their most casual and confident, tossing off these songs that would be tour de forces for anyone else as if they have a bushelful of them just hanging around the studio." -American Songwriter

"A loose, welcome return." -AV Club

"They've never been so streamlined and Craig Finn hasn't been so funny in years." -Philadelphia Inquirer

"It seems their new approach to band life is yielding some pretty great results...reminds you of the band's glory days...It's the shortest album they've ever written, and it zips by with no filler." -Brooklyn Vegan

"You don't listen to Hold Steady albums, you live in them. On their seventh album they further cement their punk poet laureate credentials. -The Guardian (4 stars)

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Ken Weinstein weinstein@bighassle.com & Michael Eisele michael@bighassle.com





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