Handsome Furs @ Bowery Ballroom
I saw the Handsome Furs last night at Bowery Ballroom with Emily. I'm always up for seeing most any Canadian rock band and even more so if they have any relation to Wolf Parade.
The Handsome Furs are Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry. The music is much moreo stripped down than Wolf Parade as its just Boeckner on guitar and vocals and Perry on the drum machine/keyboards. I have only heard the album a few times and I did start to get into some of it. I enjoyed them more live than I thought i would. Boeckner has some excellent talent for song writer and singing.
I was impressed with the way they played the first single I heard a few months ago "The Handsome Furs Hate This City" from their album Plague Park. They started the first half of the song with both of them on the same tiny synth wiggling around to the music.
We didn't stay all the way through the entire set because it was getting pretty late and it was a school night but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I always enjoy going to the Bowery.