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Posted by: Dave on March 26, 2009 at 8:59 am

HandsomeFursFaceControlNote: This is the second album from the duo comprised of Wolf Parade singer/guitarist Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry.
Sound: Predominately upbeat and danceable indie rock with digital beats and handclaps, scraggly guitars, a wide variety of synth sounds and Dan’s ragged, and strained-but-melodic yelping. An Eastern European (sometimes rigid and icy) vibe pervades.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “I’m Confused”; “Radio Kaliningrad”; “Legal Tender”
Medium Rotation tracks: “Officer of Hearts”; “Thy Will Be Done”; “Evangeline”
Recommended: Wolf Parade’s second album At Mount Zoomer (my #12 Album of 2008) was a major improvement from their debut, and the same can be said of Handsome Furs’ sophomore release. Dan Boeckner’s really hitting his stride right now as an artist.
Grade: A- (Top 20 Albums of 2009 Candidate)

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One Response to “Handsome Furs Face Control (Sub Pop)”

  1. New Music Nation » Blog Archive » Top 20 Albums of 2009 (Plus 20 More) Says:

    […] 1. The Rural Alberta Advantage Hometowns (Saddle Creek) 2. Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day (Motown/G.O.O.D.) 3. Brother Ali Us (Rhymesayers) 4. Psapp The Camel’s Back (Domino) 5. The Decemberists The Hazards of Love (Capitol) 6. The Mars Volta Octahedron (Warner Brothers) 7. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (Warp) 8. Jack Peñate Everything Is New (XL) 9. Shakira She Wolf (Epic) 10. M. Ward Hold Time (Merge) 11. Neko Case Middle Cyclone (Anti-) 12. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Lightning Rod) 13. Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (Domino) 14. Handsome Furs Face Control (Sub Pop) 15. Electric Owls Ain’t Too Bright (Vagrant) 16. Chali 2na Fish Outta Water (Decon) 17. UUVVWWZ UUVVWWZ (Saddle Creek) 18. Thrice Beggars (Vagrant) 19. P.O.S. Never Better (Rhymesayers) 20. N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo (Anti-) […]

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