The Hold Steady’s New Album Previewed Here

Stay Positive, the band's fourth LP is due out this Summer

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The Hold Steady‘s fourth album “Stay Positive”, is due out on July 14, and Uncut has finally heard it.

Writing in his monthly column in Uncut, the band’s lead singer Craig Finn has commented this month that the album is “a bit more expansive than past efforts.”

Finn has also given us some more details about the new 11-track album saying that: “Many of the songs had originated as rough demos recorded in European hotel rooms last summer.”

He adds: “I believe it [“Stay Positive”] captures a band hittingtheir creative peak, as well as enjoying each other’s creativity and company.”

As previously reported, the recording itself took place in Hoboken, New Jersey, and Wild Arctic studio in Queens, New York, with producer John Agnello. Guests on the sessions included Ben Nichols from Lucero and Doug Gillard, who spent some time playing guitar in Guided By Voices.

To read Uncut’s first preview of The Hold Steady’s Stay Positive, check out John Mulvey’s Wild Mercury Sound blog here.

The Hold Steady’s are currently playing a few shows in the UK and Ireland. The band play:

Dublin, IE Academy (13)
Belfast Spring and Airbrake (14)
Brighton The Great Escape (16)

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