Handsome Furs

Kind of feels like I’ve been on vacation here. Sporadic posting and dust collecting on the site here. Heard something really nice though that I’d like to get out there.

Handsome Furs

Enter the Handsome Furs. Two-piece from Montreal comprised of Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry. You might recognize his voice if you’ve been listening to music coming out of Montreal in the past couple of years. He also is one of the main voices from another Sub Pop approved band, Wolf Parade. There is something about his voice… I still remember hearing It’s A Curse on the CBC Radio 3 podcast years ago. Couldn’t even find the EP in Toronto at that point.
I dig the more minimal sound of this new project. Plague Park is their debut, due out May 22nd. It’s a “record of melancholic tendency and heartfelt desire; a stripped down symphony relegated between city and country, and made for ears of either side.

On the bands’ myspace you can hear a track called Handsome Furs Hate This City, or check out their video for Dumb Animals here. Finally, head to I Guess I’m Floating to hear Dead + Rural.

Oh wait!! Toronto show announcement.

Filter Magazine & Easy Tiger present:
as part of the weekly dj series Shes Got Standards
This Friday April 13, 2007

Tiger Bar (414 College St. @ Lippincott)

w/ Shes Got Standards weekly djs to follow

$7 / $5 after 11.30

This is an Early show – doors @ 9pm

Show this Friday