The Hold Steady are returning with their first album in five years. Thrashing Thru the Passion is due out August 16th via Frenchkiss Records and marks the group’s seventh to date.
The Teeth Dreams follow-up was recorded at The Isokon Studio in Woodstock, New York, with the help of producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin.
“This time, with Thrashing Thru The Passion, we have released an album with five new songs and five that have been previously released digitally. That felt right this time. We can’t say what we will do next time, but with the recording industry where it is in 2019, it feels wide open. We will continue to take the advice Paul Stanley offered on the classic Kiss song, ‘Room Service’, and do what we feel.”
Finn described Thrashing as their “very best music” and the band’s current six-piece lineup as “the best we’ve ever had… It’s not really even negotiable.” He added, “We’ve come to a place that feels both fun and vital. When I listen to these songs, I feel a sense of joyfulness – I hear friendship, community, positivity and a love of rock and roll music.”
Along with the album news, The Hold Steady are sharing the opening track, a new song called “Denver Haircut”. Stream it down below.
Thrashing Thru the Passion Artwork:
Thrashing Thru the Passion Tracklist:
01. Denver Haircut
03. You Did Good Kid
04. Traditional Village
05. Blackout Sam
06. Entitlement Crew
07. T-Shirt Tux
08. Star 18
09. The Stove & The Toaster
10. Confusion In The Marketplace