Handsome Furs to play UK in support of new album
aaamusic | On 15, Aug 2011
New UK Dates in support of latest record Sound Kapital
“…Handsome Furs’ most passionate, committed album to date.” 8.1 PITCHFORK
“…a record that is muscular, taut and bright, both melodically and rhythmically.” DROWNED IN SOUND
“…Sound Kapital is a remarkably solid release, managing to lasso the elusive, blissed-out throb of 80s classics without sounding in the least bit gimmicky in the process.” THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“…an experiment with keyboards has heralded a new era of discovery and adventure, one where these songs have an uplifting synth pop edge to help underpin the indie rock credentials.” LOUD & QUIET
Handsome Furs, the Canadian two-piece of husband and wife Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry, are set to play three UK shows in September in support of their latest LP Sound Kapital. The band will play:
Tuesday, September 13th London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Wednesday, September 14th Manchester, Deaf Institute
Friday, September 16th Brighton, The Hope
More about Sound Kapital…
This is the band’s third full length. It’s also the first Handsome Furs album written exclusively on keyboards. This was a conscious decision. Here in 2011, the suggestion that electronic music is cold, alien or unfeeling, somehow detached from the human experience, is as lingering as it is outdated. Handsome Furs don’t just shrug off this myth on Sound Kapital, they reject it with every fiber of their shared being. On this new album they use keyboards and drum machines to forge life-affirming anthems taut with muscle and blood. These nine songs of innocence and experience occasionally look ahead to a better world in the not-so-distant future, but Handsome Furs know what time it is: Now. They are fully engaged in the moment and their surroundings, wherever that may be.
Sound Kapital was recorded quickly, polished and rehearsed in the Furs’ derelict Montreal studio, then preserved for posterity by longtime producers Howard Bilerman and Arlen Thompson at Hotel2Tango, mixed by Finnish dudes Antti Joas and Jonas Verwijnen at Kaiku Studios in Helsinki and Berlin, and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal.
The album track “What About Us” can be downloaded for free here:
Check out the video for “What About Us” here: