The Hold Steady have just shared "I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You," a track from their upcoming album, Teeth Dreams.
The song is multi-layered and forceful rocker that tells a tale of hometown embarrassment. "There was a side of the city I didn't want you to see," frontman Craig Finn sings, with a short delay effect on the vocals that adds a slightly disconnected air. The drum sounds are huge and guitars stay up front for most of the song. "We were looking to make a big rock record," Finn told Rolling Stone. "Maybe it's less wild but in some ways that makes it a bigger record.” Take a listen above.
Teeth Dreams will be out March 25th on Washington Square Music. The Hold Steady are also playing a few tour dates beginning at the end of the month. Check 'em out when they're in your area. You can get ticket info at the band's official website.
The Hold Steady 2014 tour dates:
Jan 29 - Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
Jan 30 - Off Broadway - St Louis, MO
Jan 31 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Feb 01 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Feb 03 - The A&R Music Bar - Columbus, OH
Feb 04 - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA
Feb 06 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
Feb 07 - The Abbey Bar - Harrisburg, PA
Feb 20 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA