Handsome Furs 2011

“What About Us” is the first public sample of Handsome Furs’ forthcoming Sound Kapital. As you likely noticed, Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry are still using their promo photos to remind us they’re happily married (though here, oddly, they aren’t touching). Before you dive in, it’s also worth noting Sound is the first Handsome Furs album written entirely on keyboards.

Sound Kapital:

01 When I Get Back
02 Damage
03 Bury Me Standing
04 Memories of the Future
05 Serve the People
06 What About Us
07 Repatriated
08 Cheap Music
09 No Feelings

Sound Kapital is out 6/28 via Sub Pop.

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Comments (9)
  1. :( Boeckner’s guitar is what made Face Control so awesome/different!

  2. i think it will still have guitars, it was just written on keyboards. you can find live footage on youtube of “when i get back” (the first song) and it’s a guitar song.

  3. Hmm… I usually love Dan Boeckner’s stuff, especially in Wolf Parade. But I don’t think I’m feeling this right now.

  4. So now that Tyler the Creator wore a ski mask, is everybody going to?

    • You are probably being sarcastic (as many message board comments post Hipster-Runoff are), but I can’t tell (internet sucks).

      If not, Boekner’s camouflage jacket, the tapestry on the wall with the visible words, “of the U.N.”, and the fact that at least half of Boekner’s lyrics, arguably, have political implications indicate that he is trying to portray a terrorist or guerrilla soldier of some sort. Taking into consideration the record title (Sound Kapital), the song titles (Serve the People and Repatriated are the most obvious in or out of context) and the lyrics of the new song, “What About Us,” I highly doubt that they are influenced by Tyler the “Controversial (ICRAVEATTENTION)” Creator.

      P.S. I am not trying to be mean and I am a fan of both artists.

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