Slacker Logo


Handsome Furs

The Montreal-based duo Handsome Furs formed in 2005 around the talents of Vancouver transplants Dan Boeckner (frontman of Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry. The husband-and-wife team released the atmospheric Plague Park in 2007, utilizing drum machines and world-weary melodies to distinguish the band's debut from Wolf Parade's own output. Plague Park earned accolades for its electronic twist on indie rock, with Rolling Stone likening the band to "a dingy version of the Cure rocking some hipster dive bar," and the growing buzz prompted Handsome Furs' return to the studio in late 2007. Despite initially planning to cut an EP, the inspired duo recorded an entire album instead, drawing upon its recent Eastern European tour for lyrical cues. The resulting Face Control was issued in March 2009. For their 2011 follow-up, the band turned to Asian influences, and recorded Sound Kapital with only keyboards and drum machines. ~ Andrew Leahey
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Handsome Furs

Albums by
Handsome Furs

Top Songs by
Handsome Furs

  1.   Song
  2.   Dead + Rural
  3.   Cannot Get Started
  4.   What We Had
  5.   I'm Confused
  6.   Dumb Animals
  7.   Repatriated
  8.   All We Want, Baby, Is Everything
  9.   Hearts of Iron
  10.   The Radio's Hot Sun
  11.   Sing! Captain
  12.   Officer Of Hearts
  13.   Talking Hotel Arbat Blues
  14.   Legal Tender
  15.   (It's Not Me, It's You)
  16.   Thy Will Be Done
  17.   Nyet Spasiba
  18.   Handsome Furs Hate This City
  19.   Serve the People
  20.   (White City)
  21.   Snakes on the Ladder
  22.   Evangeline
  23.   Cheap Music
  24.   Memories of the Future
  25.   No Feelings
  26.   (Passport Kontrol)
  27.   When I Get Back
  28.   Radio Kaliningrad
  29.   What About Us
  30.   Damage
  31.   Bury Me Standing

Artists Related to Handsome Furs


Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |