The Hold Steady’s frontman, Craig Finn, has announced a new album. Following his 2012 solo debut, Clear Heart Full Eyes, Finn is releasing new album Faith in the Future on September 11 via Partisan. The album has a pre-order campaign on PledgeMusic, and every pre-order comes with the Newmyer’s Roof EP, which comes with the title track and four non-album b-sides (listen to the title track below). Pre-orders also come with a variety of different incentives for different bundle packages, including signed records, t-shirts, custom mix CDs from Finn, a voice mail message from Finn, handwritten lyric sheets, a chance to go running with him, or record shopping, poker or fantasy football with Finn.
Finn said the following about the album in a statement:
“I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio. 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.”
Watch the “Newmyer’s Roof” lyric video below, courtesy of NPR.
Read our Hall of Fame article on The Hold Steady’s Separation Sunday.
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