The Hold Steady have a new -- brand-new -- home. Razor & Tie has announced the launch of a new imprint, Washington Square, which will make its label debut with the sixth full-length of the much-loved bar-band-with-brains, "Teeth Dreams," to be released March 25th.
“We are huge fans of The Hold Steady and could not be more excited that they will help us launch the new label. Washington Square will be a home for groundbreaking artists both established and new, who will make music that is vital and inspiring,” said Cliff Chenfield, Razor & Tie's co-CEO.
Washington Square will also be issuing albums from Deaf Havana and the New York-based Born Cages, and is in the planning stages of a showcase during SXSW in Austin, Texas. Asked who will be leading the imprint, a label spokeperson told Billboard that "Washington Square will be staffed by Razor & Tie and, when appropriate, will have additional resources."