New York rock vets The Hold Steady have released a new song, “The Last Time that She Talked to Me.”
Frontman Craig Finn is in typically fine storytelling form on the brassy, barroom-ready track. “I can’t even figure out whoever’s in the party house / I’m out here on the front lawn with a head wound,” he sings. “Yeah, I’m sure you’re gonna move out to the city / Forgive me if I don’t believe you—I never did believe you.”
Proceeds from the track’s sales on Bandcamp will go to the K+L Guardian Foundation, which benefits the children of the late Mike Van Jura, who died in 2012. Better known as Jersey Mike, Van Jura was a mainstay in the Pennsylvania rock scene and a concert promoter who’d booked The Hold Steady for shows in the band’s early days.
“The Last Time that She Talked to Me” is the latest in a series of Bandcamp releases from The Hold Steady whose proceeds benefit the K+L Guardian Foundation. The most recent drop was last July’s release of “The Stove & the Toaster” and “Star 18.”
Purchase and stream the song below on Bandcamp, before it arrives on other digital platforms this Friday: