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Handsome Furs – 2009 tour dates (Bowery Ballroom), presale

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 exciting…as 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

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