Listen: The Hold Steady share new single ‘Spices’

'Open Door Policy' is set for release on February 19

The Hold Steady is gearing up for the release of Open Door Policy on February 19th, and today they’ve shared a new single called “Spices.”

“‘Spices’ began with the intro riff that guitarist Tad Kubler brought in, and it unfurled quickly when the band got together,” singer Craig Finn explains. “It’s probably one of the heaviest songs on the record, but it achieves some levity with the horn section that arrives at the chorus. Like a number of others on the record, ‘Spices’ speaks of technology – the way texts, social media, DMs, etc. allow acquaintances to pop up into our lives and potentially disappear again just as quickly.”

Listen to “Spices” below.