The Hold Steady Release 2 New Songs


The Hold Steady has released a brand new single — “Confusion in the Marketplace” b/w “T-Shirt Tux” arrives at all DSPs and streaming services via Frenchkiss Records today, Friday, September 7.

“Confusion in the Marketplace” b/w “T-Shirt Tux” can be heard now exclusively at The Hold Steady’s Bandcamp page HERE. Fans can download the single now by donating to The K + L Guardian Foundation, a fund set up tobenefit the children of Unified Scene founder “jersey” Mike Van Jura, who died in November 2012.

Recorded at Isokon Studios in Woodstock, NY with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin, “Confusion in the Marketplace” b/w “T-Shirt Tux” continues a string of recent THS single releases that includes “The Stove & The Toaster” b/w “Star 18”, “Eureka” b/w “Esther,” and last year’s “Entitlement Crew” b/w “A Snake In The Shower.” All eight of these new songs mark the return of keyboard player Franz Nicolay.

Additional performers on the new songs include Stuart Bogie and Dave Nelson on horns and Annie Nero on backup vocals. All three singles are available now at all DSPs and streaming services as well as the official Hold Steady Bandcamp HERE.

“Confusion in the Marketplace” b/w “T-Shirt Tux” arrives just as The Hold Steady gets set to continue its “Constructive Summer” series of North American live dates with an eagerly anticipated sold out four-night-stand at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern. The dates begin with a special 10th anniversary performance of STAY POSITIVE in its entirety on Wednesday, September 12 and then continue through September 15. On September 21 and 22, The Hold Steady will be in Chicago as part of Goose Island’s 312 Block Party. For live updates and ticket availability, please visit

“We are counting the days before we hit Toronto for our four-night stand at The Horseshoe Tavern,” says The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn. “Toronto is one of our absolute favorite cities to play, and the (legendary) Horseshoe Tavern has hosted some classic THS shows. These will be no exception, to be sure. Night One, we will be paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of STAY POSITIVE by playing the album in full, as well as a bunch of jams from all the other albums. So come raise a toast to 10 years of STAY POSITIVE with us and hear a few that we don’t pull out very often.

“It won’t all be looking backwards though, as we are pleased to announce some new songs: ‘Confusion in the Marketplace’ and ‘T-Shirt Tux.’ We had a blast making these and hope you enjoy hearing them. We hope to play them for you in Toronto for their live debut. Can’t wait to see you all there and celebrate the last four shows of ‘Constructive Summer’ before we move onto what’s looking like an already pretty constructive autumn…”

The Hold Steady is returning to the Brooklyn Bowl for the third annual “Massive Nights” celebration, November 28 through December 1. Limited tickets remain for “Massive Nights III” and are available HERE.

The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).