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So I’m finally back from my cross country trip and I’m just in time for some exciting news. Starting with the Handsome Fur’s recent Holiday Tour of Ontario. Looks like all the shows were sold out or at least close to it. You can read a great review and grab a live recording of the Ottawa show at There’s also a video from the Lee’s Place show up on youtube.

In regards to the Take Away Show which Handsome Furs filmed a few months ago, it looks like they should have it up in the next week or so. There is a rumor that it may be up as early as new years eve. Keep checking the Take Away Shows website for updates.

You can hear a great interview with Dan on CBC Radio 3’s Podcast #134 – Home For The Holidays: The Hometown Song Special. It’s a really interesting interview with Dan talking about his hometown and his childhood. Dan also said that the new Wolf Parade record is due out April 2008!

The next big news item is the addition of Sunset Rubdown to the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival curated by Explosions in the Sky. The three day festival in May 2008 will take place in Somerset, England and includes acts likes Jens Lekman, Broken Social Scene, and Animal Collective. It’s also rumored that Sunset Rubdown will be embarking on a European Tour around the same time. Here’s hoping we get more info on this soon.

Thanks to Tam and all the folks on the forum for sending me news! Hope everyone has a happy new year!