The influential American rock band, The Hold Steady, has announced plans to release a brand new album titled Open Door Policy. While the record comes out in February, the band has provided a glimpse into their work with the single Family Farm.
The Hold Steady released their debut album, Almost killed me, back in 2006. Their sophomore release The boys and girls in America was immediately greeted as some kind of modern-day classic, earning high positive reviews, especially from Rolling Stone magazine who included the song Chillout Tent as one of their 10 best songs of the year.
While the group’s releases were sporadic, they did come out with an album, Heaven is wherever in 2019. The group’s eclectic style and the songwriting talent of Craig Finn remain highly popular with fans of alternative rock.
Craig Finn confesses that most of the new album was written and recorded prior to the start of the recent Covid-19 health crisis. The lyrics deal with issues such as wealth, power, technology, capitalism and mental health.
The tracklist to Open Door Policy is:
01 The Feelers
04 Family Farm
05 Unpleasant Breakfast
06 Heavy Covenant
07 The Prior Procedure
09 Me & Magdalena
10 Hanover Camera
11 Parade Days (digital only)