New Hold Steady Album, ‘Heaven Is Whenever,’ Due Out In May

    It’s been nearly two years since Hold Steady delivered their last missive (2008’s Stay Positive). But fear not Hold Steady fans’ they’ve got the new one in the can and ready to go. Heaven is Whenever, the band’s fifth album, is due out on May 4 via Vagrant. The band claim this one is going to be “less anthemic” and they name-check Jon Brion and jazz composer Terrence Blanchard as heavy influences. Whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean. 


    Here’s the track list:



    Heaven Is Whenever:

    01 The Sweet Part of the City
    02 Soft in the Center
    03 The Weekenders
    04 The Smidge
    05 Rock Problems
    06 We Can Get Together
    07 Hurricane J
    08 Barely Breathing
    09 Our Whole Lives
    10 A Slight Discomfort