New Madrid – “Don’t Hold Me Now” (Stereogum Premiere)

Athens, Georgia quartet New Madrid have an album called magnetkingmagnetqueen on the way, and lead single “Don’t Hold Me Now” suggests it will be a good one. Propelled by skittering drums and lockstep bass and topped off by Phil McGill’s mangy singsong, it sounds like an old Gang Of Four song reimagined in the translucent style of Modest Mouse’s The Moon And Antarctica. Per McGill, “Don’t Hold Me Now” is about “that sensation when someone or something pulls you from a dream at what can feel like the worst or the best time. Your last moment of the dream before being woken up. Don’t hold me now, I’m dreaming.” Listen below.

Check out New Madrid on tour on both sides of the Atlantic this winter:

12/10 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room *
12/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland *
12/12 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *
12/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox *
12/15 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar *
12/16 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
12/17 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders *
12/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
12/19 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
12/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi *
12/26 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
12/27 Chattanooga, TN @ Reverly Room^
12/31 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt %#
01/05 Hanover, DE @ Glocksee
01/06 Mannheim, DE @ Kulturbruecken
01/07 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
01/08 Groningen, NL @ Vera
01/09 Oostende, BE @ De Zwerver
01/10 Bath, UK @ Komedia
01/11 London, UK @ Birthdays
01/13 Erfurt, DE @ Museumskeller
01/14 Berlin, DE @ Schokoladen
01/15 Eindhoven, NL @ Wilhelmina

* w/ All Them Witches
% w/ Muuy Biien
# w/ Mothers & Grand Vapids
^ w/ Behold The Brave

magnetkingmagnetqueen is out in April on Normaltown/New West.

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