The Hold Steady have got a 10th anniversary edition of their Heaven Is Whenever album ready for release in November, and have thus shared one of the previously unheard tracks which are due to feature on this updated version.
Separate Vacations is one of nine bonus songs in total which will be included on the deluxe package of the anniversary reissue, helping to ‘tell the story of the time the album was made’ as the band have written on Facebook: “Everyone seems to have an opinion about our fifth album, Heaven is Whenever.”
“Ten years later, going over these songs for this reissue, we’ve taken on a great new appreciation for this collection. With some distance, it seems we were trying to get somewhere else, and this was a necessary transition record. The songs are weary, but with a dark humor. It might even be the funniest Hold Steady LP, although it’s sometimes hard to tell because it doesn’t convey the same ecstatic joy as some of the earlier records.”