Posted in music | tour dates on April 28, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Handsome Furs - I'm Confused (MP3)

Handsome Furs @ Mercury Lounge (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Handsome Furs

Which musical components of the new album do each of you think are the most influenced by your travels in the East?

Dan [Boeckner]: I was really influenced by this specifically Eastern "cheap" sounding techno. Songs where the equipment might not be as up to date as their western contemporaries but the spirit is stronger. Also the abrasiveness of early Polish and Russian punk guitar sounds I found really if the instrument was struggling to live. That's something completely missing in Western indie rock...making fearless, strange sounds with limited resources. We also tried to work in some of the hard repetition of socialist architecture into the bass and drums. Just raw blocks of sound. [an interview @ Short and Sweet NYC]

That disc, Face Control, Handsome Furs' second album, came out on Sub Pop March 10th. "I'm Confused" off that album is posted above.

The band is currently on tour in Europe, and they've added more North American shows this summer. Those include a Tuesday, July 7th show at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that, and all new dates, are available now via a presale. Tickets through Ticketmaster go on AxEx presale Wednesday, April 29th at noon. General sale starts Friday, May 1st at noon.

Speaking of members of Wolf Parade, Spencer Krug's Sunset Rubdown is also just announced a bunch of dates including June 12th at Studio B.

All HF tour dates, with the "I'm Confused" video and live clips from their current European tour, below...

Handsome Furs - I'm Confused

Handsome Furs - All We Want, Baby, Is Everything (KSET, Zagreb, 21/04/2009)

Handsome Furs - Hate This City (KSET, Zagreb, 21/04/2009)

handsome furs live @ roxy music club (klaipeda, lt) 09/04/25

handsome furs live @ roxy music club (klaipeda, lt) - 09/04/25

Handsome Furs - 2009 Tour Dates
May 30 Do Division Street Festival Chicago, IL
Jun 04 Richard's on Richards Vancouver, BC
Jun 05 Neumo's Seattle, WA
Jun 06 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Jun 08 Great Amercian Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Jun 09 Cellar Door Visalia, CA
Jun 10 Mother's Tavern San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 11 Echo Plex Los Angeles, CA
Jun 12 Chyno Arts Center Scottsdale, AZ
Jun 14 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Jun 17 Aquarium @ Dempsey's Upstairs Fargo, ND
Jul 03 Theatre Plaza Montreal , QC
Jul 07 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Jul 09 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Jul 10 Black Cat Washington, DC
Jul 11 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Jul 13 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Jul 14 Earl Atlanta, GA
Jul 15 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Jul 16 Skull Alley Louisville, KY
Jul 17 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
Jul 18 Big Orbit's Soundlab Buffalo, NY



Comments (8)

AWESOME BAND. i am a fan. this should be a great show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 5:26 PM

f yah

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 8:33 PM

Face Control is album of the year so far.

Posted by pants | April 29, 2009 2:33 AM

plague park was my favorite album of '07, but i just cant get into face control...

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 9:12 AM

They are alot of fun live too. Bouncing off the walls/ceiling at Mercury Lounge...

Posted by BTW | April 29, 2009 9:14 AM

Plague Park is so much better than Face Control. It rivals anything that Wolf Parade or Sunset Rubdown has released.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 10:17 AM

Plague Park is a really nice album, but to say that it's up there with Apologies to the Queen Mary is just RIDICULOUS.

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 10:53 AM

Intelligent band, great songs. God I wish that would come down south to play:(

Posted by g | August 12, 2009 8:22 PM

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