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Wednesday, 24 August 2011 15:09

Handsome Furs 8/24/11

Handsome Furs 8/24/11 Kelsey McClure
Written by Nathan Brand
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  • 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.

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