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The Hold Steady announce new album 'The Price Of Progress'

Photo: Shervin Lainez

After the release of their highly-praised 2021 LP 'Open Door Policy', The Hold Steady have now announced their plans for their new studio album 'The Price Of Progress', which is set to be released on the 31st March via their own Positive Jams label.

The new full-length will become the band's ninth record to date, and is being previewed by the new lead single 'Sideways Skull'.

Speaking about the new offering, frontman Craig Finn said, “Sideways Skull is a rocking song about rock and rollers. In this case, they’ve been taken out of the game for a bit of rest, but still keep their dreams alive as they discuss past glories. We loved the big sound of this when Tad Kubler brought it into the band, and the studio performance of it felt especially joyful. We’re happy to put this forth as a first look at The Price of Progress, and the album’s title even comes from this song.”

Have a listen to 'Sideways Skull' and see the album's full tracklisting below.

'The Price Of Progress' Trackless:

Grand Junction

Sideways Skull

Carlos Is Crying



The Birdwatchers

City At Eleven


Distortions of Faith

Flyover Halftime

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