Craig Finn of the Hold Steady has gone solo, but hasn’t changed the sound, thankfully. ‘Honolulu Blues’ and ‘Rented Room’ form two sides of his debut 7″ release, coming out for (US) Record Store Day’s Black Friday. And yes, ‘Honolulu Blues’ does feature images of kids asking for money to buy drugs. And Jesus references. It wouldn’t be a Hold Steady Craig Finn track without those two reference points. There’s a solo album planned for next year.

Craig Finn – Honolulu Blues’

Craig Finn – ‘Rented Room’