In Brief: The Hold Steady unveil two new songs at Canes, 11/8/2007

I’ve got scads of photos from The Hold Steady/Art Brut show last night that I still have to go through, but I wanted to get this news out there.

Last night, The Hold Steady confirmed their love for San Diego by debuting not one, but two brand-spanking-new songs. The first was titled “Sequestered in Memphis,” and the second was “One Townie Falls.” They also played another new, but previously debuted song “Lord, I’m Discouraged.” They all contained Craig Finn’s characteristic witty poetry-as-lyrics, set to more mellow, ballad-type tunes. I liked.