photos by Paul Bachmann
The first free Brooklyn 'Pool Party' of the summer will happen (at McCarren Pool) on June 29, 2008. The linuep is: The Hold Steady, The Loved Ones, and The Muslims, and the date is not long before the Hold Steady release their fourth album...
Stay Positive is due July 14 in the UK from new overseas home Rough Trade and July 15 in the States from Vagrant. The John Agnello-produced set, recorded in the greater New York metropolitan area this winter, sports both a wider array of instrumentation than past Hold Steady discs, and lyrics that concern themselves with "the attempt to age gracefully." Check out our chat with Craig and guitarist Tad Kubler from February for a little more insight into the forthcoming disc straight from the source. [Pitchfork]Friday night was the Tribeca Film Festival show at Webster Hall (May 2, 2008). Those who were there said it was good, but short. The Hold Steady's set was less than an hour with no encore. That's because there were lots of bands on the bill and it was more a film festival event than a proper concert. More photos from that, along with the new album tracklist, and tour dates, below....
The Virgins, Republic Tigers and Bad Veins played the Webster Hall show too.
Jessica Szohr from the TV Show Gossip Girls was in the audience.
01 Constructive Summer
02 Sequestered in Memphis
03 One for the Cutters
04 Navy Sheets
05 Lord, I'm Discouraged
06 Yeah Sapphire
07 Both Crosses
08 Stay Positive
10 Joke About Jamaica
11 Slapped Actress
The Hold Steady - 2008 Tour Dates
05-07 Middletown, CT - Andrus Field (students only)
05-11 Rye, England - Camber Sands Holiday Centre (ATP vs. Pitchfork festival) *
05-13 Dublin, Ireland - Academy
05-14 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Spring and Airbrake
05-16 Brighton, England - The Great Escape
06-08 Chula Vista, CA - 94.9 Independence Jam
06-27 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live !
06-28 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier (Paul Green School of Rock Music Festival)
06-29 Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Pool $
07-06 London, England - Hyde Park (O2 Wireless Festival)
07-08 Liverpool, England - Echo Arena (Summer Pops)
07-12 Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park Festival
07-19 Chicago, IL - Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival) $
07-26 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
$ with The Loved Ones & The Muslims
* with Jens Lekman, Caribou, Hot Chip, Les Savy Fav, No Age, Black Lips, Of Montreal, Man Man, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Atlas Sound, Glass Candy, Dirty Projectors, Times New Viking, Meat Puppets, Jay Reatard, the Black Angels, Marissa Nadler, Wooden Shjips, Girls Against Boys, Shit and Shine, Sebadoh, Ween, Redd Kross, Pissed Jeans, Yeasayer, Fuck Buttons, Apse, A Place to Bury Strangers, the Clientele, Black Mountain, Harmonia, Born Ruffians, Howlin Rain, Car Sick Cars, Even, Hot Chip DJs, Various Production
! with Birds of Avalon
$ with Animal Collective, Jarvis Cocker, !!!, Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal, Fleet Foxes, Caribou, Jay Reatard, Titus Andronicus, No Age, Atlas Sound, Extra Golden, Fuck Buttons, Elf Power, the Ruby Suns, Icy Demons, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar
More bands playing free shows at McCarren Pool this summer are listed HERE.