Posted in music on May 18, 2012

Handsome Furs in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Handsome Furs

With a heavy heart the time has come to let all of you know that Handsome Furs are no more.

The most important thing that needs to be said right now is how extremely grateful we are to all the fans all over the world that showered us with love and support over the years. Thank you for everything! It's been an incredible 6 years and we owe it all to you.

xoxo

HF

Sadly, Handsome Furs, the project of Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexie Perry, posted the above message to their website last night, announcing their end as a band, with no other elaboration. This announcement comes almost a year after Wolf Parade played their last show "for a long time."

In related news, you can catch Spencer Krug's Moonface project on tour this spring/summer. That tour includes the previously mentioned NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on June 30 with La Big Vic. Tickets are still available.

Some Handsome Furs videos from 2011's Sound Kapital below...

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Handsome Furs - "Serve the People"

Handsome Furs - "What About Us" (NSFW)

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Comments (31)

This band was terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 9:57 AM

YTIN.ASNIL > this irrelevant news

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 9:57 AM

And they always looked SO IN LOVE.

DrugFueledLove that is

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 9:59 AM

bummer.. saw this band live once and it was really fun. really exceeded my expectations. kind of wish wolf parade operated like a real band. they might have been the best band of that whole '04 'indie' glory era.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:00 AM

This sucks but Dan is super talented and will be back with something good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:03 AM

divorced?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:11 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:12 AM

Wolf Parade > Moonface > Handsome Furs

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:19 AM

Saw HF and never really got into them too much. On the other hand, I popped in the first Wolf Parade album a few weeks ago and WOW, those songs sound as fresh as ever. Such a stellar debut album!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:23 AM

'04 indie glory era. ha.. haha. hahahhahahahahahaha. that was a good one.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:26 AM

frohawk was hittin that

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:27 AM

I know a close friend of the band and apparently Dan walked in on Alexei takin down some jimmy dean. Band done

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:28 AM

Fur is Murder. No fur can be handsome, only sickening.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:29 AM

Csn anyone truthfully say if Dan and Alexei are breaking up personally? I know she is a drugged out freak bitch but hell i would love to comfort her in her time of need. You just know the sex would be out of this world crazy. Alexei is the type of girl that makes you question the whole "Is pissing and shitting on a chick really something I should do?"

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:06 AM

Would I tap Alexei's ass? I suppose I would.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:32 AM

'04 indie glory era. ha.. haha. hahahhahahahahahaha. that was a good one.


Yeah LOL @ that. If you thought '04 was a glory period for indie, I pray for our future.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:35 AM

So, she's available?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:47 AM

who is Thurston banging?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 11:53 AM

You mutts, it's like that scene in Better Off Dead where Barney Rubble asks John Cusak if he can date Missy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:02 PM

Brooklyn Vegan commenters are amongst the absolute worst that the internet has to offer. Some Youtube quality commenting here you dirtbags.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:08 PM

Ugh, so typical of BV, talkin bout a woman's nethers, splooging in ears, etc

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:09 PM

I always feel a lot better about myself when I adopt a stance of sanctimony and look down on your actions as somehow repulsive. It always helps me to tolerate my shitty job and unfulfilling life a little better.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:13 PM

If I had to guess, I'd say one of them is in rehab, but they aren't broken up as a couple.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:18 PM

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
who cares

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:34 PM

What kind of drugs were they known to have partaken of? Are they shooting junk, or do they like to smoke a little sticky icky?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:35 PM

But who gets the toaster oven?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 12:41 PM

WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:19 PM

I never saw them live, but all three albums are good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 1:31 PM

I sexed the chick, causing the break up. Sorry all.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 3:24 PM

frohwak turned that shit out. it's that simple.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 8:13 PM

break ups suck.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:48 PM

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