The indie rock act says it has "almost too much material to choose from" for its next full-length.
This year’s Record Store Day is April 20th, and if you’re a fan of The Hold Steady, then you should definitely partake. Billboard recently caught up with guitarist Tad Kubler, who revealed that in the spirit of this third Saturday of every April tradition, the band is releasing a limited edition, 1,500-copy 7” which features a new song titled “Criminal Fingers” as well as “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” – a track that they recorded for an upcoming episode of “Game of Thrones.”
“Steve [Selvidge] – our guitar player wasn’t in the band when we did the last record so we haven’t formally released anything that he’s played on – other than an iTunes session or something like that. Having been away for a few years, we thought this would be a great opportunity to reintroduce the newest version of the band,” explains Kubler.
“The Bear and the Maiden Fair” is set to appear in the final scene of the April 14th episode of this season’s “Game of Thrones.” Kubler describes The Hold Steady version as stylistically similar to the band’s earlier material – “think ‘Almost Killed Me/Separation Sunday era.”