Thursday, April 12, 2007

Handsome Furs - Cannot Get Started

Are you kidding me? Another Wolf Parade side project?! This is getting a little bit ridiculous. But before you jump to any conclusions, it's been mainly Spencer Krug stealing the spotlight lately as he splits his time among Frog Eyes, Swan Lake and Sunset Rubdown. This time we're talking about the other half of the songwriting duo, Dan Boeckner, who has decided to branch out and show us something a little more personal himself. Handsome Furs finds Boeckner and his fiancee Alexei Perry performing music with nothing more than guitars and a drum machine. As you might expect, it's a bit stripped down, but it still retains the power of his raspy vocals and the dingy rattle and hum of Wolf Parade. The album's called Plague Park, and there is a definite theme of "restless disdain for both urban life and smaller towns", as the Sub Pop write-up so eloquently observes. Look for it in stores on May 22nd.

» Bonus Track: Dead + Rural
» Pre-order it on Amazon

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