The Hold Steady Announce Almost Killed Me And Separation Sunday Deluxe Reissues

The Hold Steady have announced deluxe reissues of their classic first two albums, 2004’s Almost Killed Me and 2005’s Separation Sunday. Along with remastered audio from the original tapes, these versions come with a whole slew of bonus material: The Almost Killed Me deluxe edition features “Milkcrate Mosh,” the band’s very first 7″ single, and four songs previously only available on the album’s original Australian CD release, while Separation Sunday boasts six additional tracks, including the unreleased “212-Margarita” and “The Most Important Things” and demos of album cuts “Cattle And The Creeping Things,” “Charlemagne In Sweatpants,” and “Crucifixion Cruise.” Both will be available in CD and LP formats — on blue vinyl for Almost Killed Me and white vinyl for Separation Sunday — and both will be out 11/11 via Frenchkiss Records. Pre-order them here and here; digital pre-orders of Almost Killed Me will receive “Milkcrate Mosh” instantly, and digital pre-orders of Separation Sunday will receive “212-Margarita” instantly.