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Artist: Handsome Furs
Hails From: Montreal, Canada
Musical Style: Electronic, Indie, Pop
For Fans of: Pulp, Interpol, Wolf Parade
Why you should check them out:
Formed as a catalyst for Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry to travel the world together, The Handsome Furs traversed through a quickly assembled set list to what has now become a full fledged career, boasting two widely received full length albums within their first two years as both a band and a married couple.
Introduced to the masses with their 2007 debut Plague Park, released on Sub Pop records, the duo offers melancholic songs tempered with rolling beats that do more to get you dancing than to really get you down. With one foot in The Handsome Furs and another in the well known Canadian rock troupe Wolf Parade, singer/songwriter Dan Boeckner has managed to diversify his sound with more straightforward, simplified arrangements and the inclusion of a drum machine as the third member of the Handsome Fur’s lineup. While most husband and wife duo’s keep themselves afloat with jubilant pop sunshine, the Handsome Furs thrive comfortably amid their deep atmospherics and alluring personal chemistry.
Released just this past March, their follow up, Face Control combines brilliantly emblematic lyrics and an Eastern European by way of Interpol sharpness. With Perry predominately displayed behind the synths and a bevy of electronic accompaniment. Boeckner’s fuzzed out and sprawling guitars serve as melodic reinforcement alongside his solidly subdued vocals. Handsome Furs are full of all the energy and playfulness of an adoring couple, they just know how to harness it into an acute, minimalist force of an album.
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