We got an email the other day from White Whale Records about an upcoming split 7″ featuring Handsome Furs and Swervedriver front man Adam Franklin. Franklin had been performing the Wolf Parade song ‘Shine a Light’ live as a closer to his solo shows. The press release gives full details about how the two acts got connected:
Long-time Swervedriver fan and White Whale founder, Ryder Havdale. Ryder was friends with Dan Boeckner whoâ€™d written Shine a Light, and, sure enough, a light went onâ€¦. What if Dan would record a Swervedriver track? A quick call was made and, as it turned out, Dan too was a fan of Swervedriver. â€œWhen I was 12, if you told me Adam Franklin would cover one of my songs in the future I would have freaked!â€
The 7″ will be released in early summer. To see photos and stream Adam’s version of Shine a Light go here. You can also purchase it now on itunes
In other Handsome Furs news, you can now buy pre sale tickets to their upcoming August tour at ducatking.com. Also check out a great video interview with the band here.