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WATCH: The Hold Steady Talk New Album
Sarah Ward , February 24th, 2014 07:37

Craig Finn explains where the ideas for Teeth Dreams came from

Following The Hold Steady's announcement of their return with a new album, Teeth Dreams, out on March 24 via Washington Square Records, we've got an exclusive first look at a video interview with lead singer Craig Finn talking about their sixth record. Finn explains that the new release will be a meditation on anxiety and truth, ideas sparked by the managed self-representations of social media, saying: "The difference between what we want and what we are can be filled in with anxiety." He adds that it will be less character-driven than their earlier records and that while the songs will remain story-based, they will be more like tales from a modern age.

Watch the video above, and, ahead of an interview with Finn on the site, take a look at their UK tour dates and stream the first tracks taken from the album, 'I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You' and 'Spinners', below:

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Fri 2 - Kazimier, Liverpool
Sat 3 - Live In Leeds, Leeds
Mon 5 - Bush Hall, London
Wed 7 - Academy 3, Manchester
Fri 9 - Concorde 2 @ The Great Escape, Brighton

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