Shine A Light 7″

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 who’d written Shine a Light, and, sure enough, a light went on…. 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. “When I was 12, if you told me Adam Franklin would cover one of my songs in the future I would have freaked!”

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 Also check out a great video interview with the band here.

tour dates

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It appears that the Wolfe Island Music Festival isn’t the only live date Handsome Furs will be doing this summer. They’re also planning a small tour in August:

08-08 Wolfe Island Music Fest- Kingston, ON General Wolfe Hotel
08-13 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Arms
08-14 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
08-15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
08-16 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
08-17 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
08-19 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner
08-20 Bowling Green, OH Howard’s Club H
08-21 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
08-22 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
08-23 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
08-30 Victoria, BC Lucky Bar
08-31 TBA Vancouver, BC

In other tour news, Wolf Parade have added a second show in New York City. The second show will be on Augusut 1st also at Terminal 5. Tickets are on pre sale now at and will go on gernal sale on Wednesday June 4th at noon.