‘I Need A New War’ is to be released April 26 with Partisan Records.
Partisan Records have announced the release of Craig Finn ’s new album, ‘I Need A New War’ arriving Friday, April 26th.
Finn’s fourth solo LP is the third part of a trilogy after 2015’s Faith in the Future and 2017’s ‘We All Want The Same Things’.
It was recorded throughout 2018 in New York, his home for the last 18 years and the focus of the album.
“Going in, I saw this record as the third part of a trilogy,” says Finn. “Thematically, this was the third group of songs that I had written about smaller moments – people trying to stay afloat in modern times, attempting to find connection, achieving tiny triumphs and frustrating let downs in their day to day lives.”
Perhaps best known as the singer of The Hold Steady, Craig Finn had five critically acclaimed albums with the band, with 2012 seeing his first solo album, ‘Clear Heart Full Eyes’.
Finn will be touring the UK on the following dates:
5 FEB 2019 / UK / Newcastle / Wylam Brewery*
6 FEB 2019 / UK / Edinburgh / The Queen’s Hall*
7 FEB 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall*
8 FEB 2019 / UK / London / Union Chapel*
9 FEB 2019 / UK / London / Union Chapel*
11 FEB 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Meerwart*
12 FEB 2019 / BE / Brussels / AB Flex*
13 FEB 2019 / DE / Bochum / Christuskirche*
15 FEB 2019 / DE / Munich / Neue Theaterfabrik*
16 FEB 2019 / CH / Zurich / Dynamo*
17 FEB 2019 / IT / Milan / Santeria Social Club*
19 FEB 2019 / DE / Hamburg / Markthalle*
20 FEB 2019 / DE / Hannover / Capitol*
22 FEB 2019 / UK / Cambridge / The Junction*
23 FEB 2019 / UK / Brighton / St George’s Church*
24 FEB 2019 / UK / Bath / Komedia*
25 FEB 2019 / UK / Cardiff / Tramshed*
26 FEB 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall*
27 FEB 2019 / IE / Dublin / Academy*
8 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom / The Weekender^
9 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom / The Weekender^
10 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Oslo / The Weekender^
* supporting Brian Fallon
^ with The Hold Steady
I Need A New War Tracklisting:
2. Magic Marker
3. A Bathtub In The Kitchen
5. Grant At Galena
6. Something To Hope For
7. Carmen Isn’t Coming In Today
9. Her With The Blues
10. Anne Marie & Shane
Fans can pre-order I Need A New War in physical and digital formats here (https://craigfinn.lnk.to/newwar). All orders through Finn’s D2C store include a bonus digital EP featuring five b-sides from the album. Other items exclusive to the store include: a one of a kind, signed hardcover lyric book (featuring lyrics to all songs from FITF, WAWTST, INANW and photos by Dan Monick), signed vinyl, an enamel pin set, and more.
Words by: Megan Duce