The Hold Steady announce new album, Open Door Policy

Hear single "Family Farm" now

Trending Now

Leonard Cohen: “He charmed the beast”

Cohen's turbulent '70s charted in the new issue of Uncut

My Life In Music: Courtney Marie Andrews

The Arizona singer-songwriter reveals the albums that inspire her: “Harp on a funk record, yeah!”

The 1st Uncut Playlist Of 2021

I hope you've had a chance to pick up our first issue of 2021 - Leonard Cohen, The Clash,...

Introducing the Ultimate Music Guide to Marc Bolan and T.Rex

With an exclusive foreword by Tony Visconti

The Hold Steady have announced that their new album Open Door Policy will be released on their own Positive Jams label via Thirty Tigers in February 2021.

Hear the first single “Family Farm” below:


Open Door Policy was recorded at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY, with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D James Goodwin. Additional performers include Stuart Bogie and Jordan McLean on horns, Cassandra Jenkins and Annie Nero on backup vocals, and Matt Barrick on percussion.

Says Craig Finn: “Open Door Policy was very much approached as an album vs. a collection of individual songs, and it feels like our most musically expansive record. This album was written and almost entirely recorded before the pandemic started, but the songs and stories explore power, wealth, mental health, technology, capitalism, consumerism, and survival – issues which have compounded in 2020.”

The Hold Steady’s annual ‘Massive Nights’ shows at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl take place later this week (Dec 3-5). You can buy tickets for the livestreams here.


Latest Issue

Leonard Cohen, The Clash, Sonny Rollins, Jane Weaver, Kraftwerk, The Black Keys, Warren Zevon, Alice Cooper, Bootsy Collins and Courtney Marie Andrews