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Listen: The Hold Steady’s new song “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You”

on January 23, 2014, 9:30am

The Hold Steady are gearing up for the release of their first album in four years, Teeth Dreams, due out March 25th via Washington Square, a new imprint launched by Razor & Tie. Today, they’ve shared the album’s lead single, a blistering, gritty rock song entitled, “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You”. Listen below (via Rolling Stone).

According to Rolling Stone, the album was recorded over the past two years in Brooklyn and Memphis. Frontman Craig Finn said of the band’s intentions, “We were looking to make a big rock record. Maybe it’s less wild but in some ways that makes it a bigger record.”

Of course, Teeth Dreams is the band’s only forthcoming release. Also on the agenda is a crowd-funded covers EP. Each band member will choose one song to cover, and the entire five-track effort will be released on 12-inch vinyl. Proceeds will go towards the K + L Guardian Foundation, set up for the children of departed New Jersey writer, booker and event manager “Jersey Mike” Van Jura. The band has already exceeded its funding goal by 255%, but fans can still pledge their support via PledgeMusic and receive incentives such as t-shirts, signed EPs, concert tickets, and more.

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