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We already knew Craig Finn was laying down some solo tracks
, and now we've learned more about when we'll be able to hear some of them: Finn will debut his first solo single, "Honolulu Blues," on November 25, and the only way to get your paws on a physical copy is to head to an independent record store on Friday, November 29, and pick up a 7" of the single as part of Record Store Day's nationwide Black Friday sale.
Though Record Store Day's main event will still be held in April, the upcoming Black Friday releases are meant to give consumers and extra reminder that, hey, record stores still exist! And they sell actual records, even!
Presumably, we'll be able to sample Finn's new single online sometime before the 7" actually drops, but there's no word on when that may happen. The pressing will also contain a b-side track called "Rented Room."
The full album is slated to be released in early 2012. In the meantime, Finn is back in the saddle as the frontman of Hold Steady; the band is in the process of recording a new full-length, and will be in town on Friday, November 18, to perform at Vita.mn's 5th anniversary bash