It’s been four years since The Hold Steady’s last album, Teeth Dreams. Through a lot of that time, the band has popped back up occasionally, whether to play shows marking the 10 year anniversary of their landmark Boys and Girls in America or to drop exciting double singles into our midst without any further hint of new music.
Jarvis Cocker’s last full-fledged solo album Further Complications came out almost a full nine years ago. An uncharacteristically raw outing for the Britpop legend, it was a caustic and lascivious document that came across like Cocker’s divorce album. Of course, Cocker’s always still around, frequently guesting on other people’s songs (like Feist’s), teaming with Iggy Pop to cover Nick Cave, or pursuing idiosyncratic whims like Room 29, his sorta spoken word concept record collab with Chilly Gonzales about the a particular suite at Hollywood’s legendary Château Marmont.
Last night (Apr. 6) , LCD Soundsystem kicked off their five night residency at the new 1800-capacity north Brooklyn venue, Brooklyn Steel. And, for the first time since their reunion, LCD Soundsystem played new songs as a preview of their forthcoming album, three of them in fact.