The Hold Steady haven’t released a new album since 2014’s Teeth Dreams, but amid their break from new material they’ve remained busy. First off, lead singer Craig Finn released a really good solo album just last year called We All Want The Same Things. Also, the band have kept on touring. In fact, their heavy-tour schedule resulted in a multi-night run in Brooklyn last November. To celebrate that occasion, the band shared two new songs. And now they’re doing a similar thing.
Over the weekend, The Hold Steady had a 3-night run in London and decided to mark the occasion with another pair of new songs released on their bandcamp page. The new songs “Eureka” and “Esther” were actually recorded at the same time of the last double single in November. They also follow in a similar vein, in that it calls back to the great old Hold Steady records that we are all so fond of.
Just like the singles last year, the purchasing of these 2 new ones will result in a donation to the K+L Guardian Foundation. The foundation benefits the children of “Jersey” Mike Van Jura, who passed away suddenly in 2012. He was a known, rabid fan of The Hold Steady.
Stream or purchase “Eureka” and “Esther” right here.