Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 16:09

Handsome Furs 8/24/11

Handsome Furs 8/24/11 Kelsey McClure
Written by Nathan Brand
Rate this item
(4 votes)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: August 24, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Handsome Furs
  • Hosting Show: Juxtaposition
  • Sound: Aaron Ruby

The frustrations felt in the music of Handsome Furs echo the yearnings behind slammed doors and bottle breaking; it's the rhythms of youth exiting the age of innocence.

In the case of this Montreal-based band, however, vocalist and guitarist Dan Boeckner can leave the angst behind in the lyrics, as his wife, Alexei Perry, contributes beautiful beats, creating a sound that's at once pensive and electrifying.

Both artists have multi-faceted careers: Boeckner's vocals will sound familiar to fans of Wolf Parade (his other band, currently on hiatus), while Perry, a short story writer, gave the band its name, based on a piece she was composing at the time. Their songs evoke a recollection of moments when one realizes that all is, in fact, not well.

Since being signed to Sub Pop in 2006, the group has produced three full-length albums, the latest of which, "Sound Kapital," was released on June 28 of this year. Currently touring the states, Handsome Furs will be at Off Broadway on August 24.

All photos by Kelsey McClure. See more at her Flickr stream.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


The Mound City Slickers

Mon August 4

The Driftaways

Mon July 28
The Driftaways are a seven-man reggae band hailing from St. Louis. Their E.P. "Don't Hide" is full of high-energy jams and groovy improvisations that give the band's music a good-time vibe. Download their…

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-grill.jpg

KDHX Recommends

August
Thursday
21

August
Friday
22

TOCO Family Festival

TOCO hosts its annual Family Festival at Jellystone Park in Eureka, featuring camping, live music, contests, family activities, art, food, vendors and much more. tocofestival.com


August
Saturday
23

Amelia White with Sergio Webb at Harvest Sessions 2014

Amelia White with Sergio Webb at Harvest Sessions 2014 Nashville, Tennessee-based songwriter Amelia White with guitarist Sergio Webb are this week's featured artists for Harvest Sessions. This free Saturday morning concert series takes place at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market,...


Online Users

7 users and 9968 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook