The Hold Steady are ready to release a new album next year.
The band, who released Boys And Girls In America in 2006, have been rehearsing and finishing pre-production with John Agnello. An announcement on their website said:
“Since the band’s beginning, this is the longest we’ve gone without being in the studio. I’ve never looked forward to being placed in a giant aquarium with headphones like I have been lately…We’ll be recording for most of January and February and I’ll post updates and photos for those interested. No release date yet but you all will be the first to know.”