Hold Steady Get Ready To Rock On 5th LP

Hold on to your hats, the Hold Steady are coming through. The verbally-gifted rock band’s 5th platter, Heaven Is Whenever, will be released May 4 on punk label Vagrant Records. The album was produced by Dean Baltulonis (who produced their classic 2005 disc Separation Sunday) and was recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in West Hurley, New York, and Wild Arctic Studios in Queens.

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Says guitarist Tad Kubler: “I really believe the album exposes new elements of the band that we hinted at on other records but weren’t able to fully realize until this one. Rather than just concentrate on changes in the instrumentation, we made changes to the song writing process.”

Singer and chief songwriter Craig Finn adds, “Heaven Is Whenever is about embracing suffering and understanding its place in a joyful life. The lyrics speak a lot about struggle and reward.”

The songs on the album were tested on the road, and often conceived and tweaked in a mobile recording studio the band set up on their tour bus.

Check out the track list for Heaven Is Whenever and the band’s upcoming tour dates below:

1. The Sweet Part of the City/ 2. Soft in the Center/ 3. The Weekenders/ 4. The Smidge/ 5. Rock Problems/ 6. We Can Get Together/ 7. Hurricane J/ 8. Barely Breathing/ 9. Our Whole Lives/ 10. A Slight Discomfort

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Fri April 2 Ardsley, NY LIFE the place to be

Sat Apr 3 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

Mon Apr 5 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Tue Apr 6 Northampton, MA Pearl Street

Wed Apr 7 Albany, NY Linda Norris Auditorium

Thu Apr 8 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater

Fri Apr 9 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby’s

Sat Apr 10 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater

Mon Apr 12 Rochester, NY The Club at Water Street Music Hall

Tue Apr 13 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom

Wed Apr 14 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge

Thu Apr 15 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St.

Fri Apr 16 Harrisburg, PA Appalachian Brewing Company

Wed May 5 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre

Thu May 6 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Sat May 29 George, WA Sasquatch Festival

Sat Jun 12 Newport, UK Isle of Wright Festival

Mon Jun 14 Paris, FR Fleche D’Or

Mon Jun 21 Amsterdam, NL Melkeg

Tue Jun 22 London, UK HMV Forum

Sat Jun 26 Manchester, UK Academy 2


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