June 15, 2009

Last night with the Handsome Furs





That was definitely the best show I’ve seen all year. As we shuffled out of the sweaty, dark Larimer Lounge last night, the most we could utter were dazed expletives at the power and the explosive chemistry of the Handsome Furs‘ live show. Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade) and the scorchingly smart Alexei Perry combine forces to drill music into my brain that won’t leave. It was a dancing, searing, yelling, blistering rock supernova. Get into this band.

Radio Kaliningrad – Handsome Furs

I’m Confused – Handsome Furs
(And: watch the zombie video for “I’m Confused,” black blood and all, and never be the same; Dan mentioned last night over pizza that he’d read World War Z twice, and that sickly eerie feeling permeates this music video)

AND YOU MUST STREAM:All We Want, Baby, Is Everything

5203Face Control is out now. I highly recommend it as one of my favorites of the year so far — the unrelenting icy alienation of huge drum-machine beats paired with startling streaks of wild Springsteenesque romanticism.

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  • Good to know that you got a chance to see this duo too, Heather. They got so much love out here in Seattle when they performed two Fridays ago. They definitely are a powderkeg of intensity onstage.

    Face Control is indeed one of the year’s best albums.

    I’m now also excited to see what the other half of Wolf Parade has come up with in Sunset Rubdown.

    volume-addict — June 15, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

    it’s about time.
    i’ve been planning my halloween costume since march:

    wolf parade, sunset rubdown, handsome furs… all better than people give them credit for.

    carly — June 15, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

  • such a great show at Larimer! Now only if Wolf Parade would make their way through Denver.

    Jevan — June 16, 2009 @ 9:59 am

  • I’m so jealous! Couldn’t make it down from Laramie for this show and I knew I’d regret it…

    CassK — June 17, 2009 @ 8:10 am

  • There is an mp3 of All We Want Baby, Is Everything floating around on cyberspace. I think I got it off of Quick Before It Melts.

    Tim — June 17, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

  • i saw them about a month ago in chicago, and couldn’t help but dance. Their energy is contagious!

    Charlie — July 4, 2009 @ 6:55 am

  • This band is Amazing!!!! I saw them play last night in Baltimore, and I ended up totally speechless! I found out about them through the local City Paper. I wasn’t so impressed by the review, but when I listened to Legal Tender I knew I had to see ‘em.

    Definitely, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame material!!

    Rolando — July 12, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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—Hunter S. Thompson

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