The Hold Steady's Craig Finn Streaming New Album Online
"I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio," Finn says of the album, much of which was written following the death of his mother. "There's a grandness to The Hold Steady that tends to make me write about bigger, more dramatic themes. Some of these songs are more mundane, with minor slices of life that wouldn't best be supported by the hugeness of a rock group.
"It wasn't always about what we wanted to put in, but what should we leave out? We didn't want to sermonize or moralize. Just let these songs, and characters, be." Stream the album and check out an interview with Craig here.
Finn will be hitting the road to support the new album, with the first leg of his North American tour kicking off on October 14th in Woodstock, NY. The trek will feature support from Esmé Patterson.
He will also be playing a special show this Saturday, September 12th, in New York City at Rough Trade.
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