February 6, 2023
Picture Credit score: Shervin Lainez

The Maintain Regular have introduced the discharge of their ninth studio album, The Value of Progress, arriving in all places on the band’s Optimistic Jams label through Thirty Tigers on Friday, March 31, 2023.

Will probably be accessible digitally in addition to on CD, normal black vinyl, translucent green-coloured vinyl (band retailer), metallic gold (indie-retail), metallic silver (Vinyl Me, Please), and white (Tough Commerce). Pre-orders can be found now. The Value of Progress is heralded by immediately’s premiere of the primary track, “Sideways Cranium,” accessible now in any respect DSPs and streaming providers.

“Sideways Cranium is a rocking track about rock and rollers,” says frontman Craig Finn. “On this case, they’ve been taken out of the sport for a little bit of relaxation, however nonetheless maintain their desires alive as they focus on previous glories. We cherished the massive sound of this when Tad Kubler introduced it into the band, and the studio efficiency of it felt particularly joyful. We’re comfortable to place this forth as a primary take a look at The Value of Progress, and the album’s title even comes from this track.”

Hearken to ‘Sideways Cranium’ – BELOW:

The Value of Progress arrives as The Maintain Regular marks their basis’s twentieth anniversary, bringing new concepts, sounds, and textures to a still-evolving canon of 9 studio album releases that started with 2004’s Nearly Killed Me. The album was produced by longtime collaborator Josh Kaufman at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY, and blended by D. James Goodwin. The Value of Progress stands as their most sonically expansive file so far, whereas additionally remaining unmistakably The Maintain Regular showcasing narrative rock ‘n’ roll tales of strange individuals struggling and surviving in a contemporary world. The back and front of the album cowl characteristic pictures by famend Minneapolis-based photographer Alec Soth.

“These are a few of the most cinematic songs in The Maintain Regular catalogue,” says Finn, “and the file was a pleasure to make. I really feel like we went someplace we haven’t earlier than, which is a really thrilling factor for a band that’s twenty years into our profession.”

The Maintain Regular will rejoice The Value of Progress with a wide-ranging dwell schedule, starting with a efficiency on the Music Corridor of Williamsburg on January 28. This can be a particular occasion, with the present going down precisely 20 years after the band’s first dwell efficiency, on the identical web site (then North Six). Two Darkish Birds would be the particular opener at Music Corridor, harkening again to the January 2003 present the place The Maintain Regular opened for Two Darkish Birds’ Steve Koester at North Six.

The week following, the band will head off for a weekend of exhibits February 2-4 within the mid-Atlantic, taking part in basic venues in Baltimore (Ottobar) and Washington D.C. (Black Cat), earlier than ending in Philadelphia (Brooklyn Bowl).

The rest of the yr options the 2023 version of The Weekender, the band’s semi-annual multi-night dwell occasion for followers in the UK and Europe, set to happen at London’s Electrical Ballroom (March 10-11) and Colors Hoxton (March 12). This can be adopted by visits to Portland, New York Metropolis (WFUV HighLine Bash), Boston, a two-night stand at Chicago, IL’s The Salt Shed set for June 30 and July 1, joined by particular friends The Mountain Goats and Dillinger 4. An extra The Maintain Regular present for Chicago at Empty Bottle on July 2 goes on sale this Friday. Tickets for all introduced exhibits are on sale now. For full particulars, please go to theholdsteady.web.

THE HOLD STEADY – LIVE 2023

JANUARY

28 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Corridor of Williamsburg (Official twentieth Anniversary Present) #

FEBRUARY

2 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar ^

3 – Washington, DC – Black Cat ^

4 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl ^l

MARCH

10 – London, UK – Electrical Ballroom *

11 – London, UK – Electrical Ballroom *

12 – London, UK – Colors Hoxton * (SOLD OUT)

MAY

12 – New York, NY – WFUV Highline Bash

JUNE

30 – Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed †

JULY

1 – Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed † (SOLD OUT)

2 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

NOVEMBER

29-30 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl **

DECEMBER

1 – 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl **

# w/Particular Visitor Two Darkish Birds

^ w/Particular Company Friendship

* The Weekender 2023

† w/ Particular Company The Mountain Goats and Dillinger 4

** Huge Nights 2023

The Price of Progress

THE HOLD STEADY

THE PRICE OF PROGRESS

(Optimistic Jams/Thirty Tigers)

Launch Date: March 31, 2023

Tracklist:

Grand Junction

Sideways Cranium

Carlos Is Crying

Understudies

Sixers

The Birdwatchers

Metropolis At Eleven

Perdido

Distortions of Religion

Flyover Halftime

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