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 all over the place on the band’s Optimistic Jams label by way of Thirty Tigers on Friday, March 31, 2023.

It will likely be obtainable 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 right now’s premiere of the primary track, “Sideways Cranium,” obtainable 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 goals alive as they talk about previous glories. We beloved 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 have a look at The Value of Progress, and the album’s title even comes from this track.”

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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 Virtually 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 report up to now, whereas additionally remaining unmistakably The Maintain Regular showcasing narrative rock ‘n’ roll tales of abnormal individuals struggling and surviving in a contemporary world. The back and front of the album cowl characteristic images 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 report 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 have fun The Value of Progress with a wide-ranging reside schedule, starting with a efficiency on the Music Corridor of Williamsburg on January 28. This shall be a particular occasion, with the present happening precisely 20 years after the band’s first reside 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 reveals February 2-4 within the mid-Atlantic, enjoying basic venues in Baltimore (Ottobar) and Washington D.C. (Black Cat), earlier than ending in Philadelphia (Brooklyn Bowl).

The rest of the 12 months options the 2023 version of The Weekender, the band’s semi-annual multi-night reside 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 shall 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 company 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 reveals are on sale now. For full particulars, please go to theholdsteady.web.



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


2 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar ^

3 – Washington, DC – Black Cat ^

4 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl ^l


10 – London, UK – Electrical Ballroom *

11 – London, UK – Electrical Ballroom *

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


12 – New York, NY – WFUV Highline Bash


30 – Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed †


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

2 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle


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


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

# w/Particular Visitor Two Darkish Birds

^ w/Particular Visitors Friendship

* The Weekender 2023

† w/ Particular Visitors The Mountain Goats and Dillinger 4

** Large Nights 2023

The Price of Progress



(Optimistic Jams/Thirty Tigers)

Launch Date: March 31, 2023


Grand Junction

Sideways Cranium

Carlos Is Crying



The Birdwatchers

Metropolis At Eleven


Distortions of Religion

Flyover Halftime

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