See You There! Handsome Furs
by Buck Quigley - posted 1:00 am, July 18, 2009
Here’s a husband/wife duo that’s not too cute for its own good, which is surprising considering they a). hail from Montreal; b). are signed to Sub Pop Records; and c). are a handsome couple indeed whose male half is Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade and whose female half is a writer whose short story, Handsome Furs, inspired this venture. Despite Boeckner’s more visible and viable work, this side project is not just a lark—as the band’s sophomore release Face Control has proven to fans and critics alike. Energetic, groovy, ecclectic, ultra hip, and, yes, sometimes cute, this duo is as likeable as it is danceable with just the right amount of cold contemporary electronica mixed in with the moody and atmospheric funk. They come to Soundlab on Saturday (July 18) with another power duo, Virginia’s the Cinnamon Band.
9pm. Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (www.bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab). $10-$12