Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Two New Hold Steady Tracks Released Today

As The Hold Steady have done before each of their recent mini tours, the group has released new songs to celebrate the shows.

The upcoming multi-night stand in Toronto will most certainly hear both "Confusion in the Marketplace" (par for later day HS) and "T-Shirt Tux" (pretty cool and unique for the band) live when the band plays the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern next week.

For some reason these new tunes are fine yet there is a overriding feeling that Finn is writing lyrics separate from the music and forcing alignment of cool lyrics into songs that they may or may not fit. Then again we are just hearing them for the first time and "T-Shirt Tux" particularly is a engaging listen with an interesting musical ending and both "The Stove & The Toaster" and "Star 18" are solid efforts.

All of these A/B side releases may one day add up to an album or just may live in our new streaming bite sized world, but either way it is heartwarming that the best version of this band continue to be inspired to create new music together.

RtBE can not wait to party with them in November. Until then enjoy the new tracks streaming below and download them from the groups bandcamp page.

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