Handsome Furs @ Brighton Music Hall, Boston 8/17/2011
“..a spunky spectacular Montreal indie-rock duo, out on a mission to get the world on its feet, hands in the air, and rocking out as often, as hard, and as much as possible..” – Plum
A few months ago I found out that the Handsome Furs were my sisters favourite band. How did I not knowwww? Grr. So, naturally I downloaded the first thing I could find online under the name of Handsome Furs (their latest release – Sound Kapital (2011)) and gave it a listen. The first song I listened to, simply blew me away — as you’ll see it is posted below, titled ‘When I Get Back’. Their music is so quirky and so fun, I knew I had to see them live.
Last night they crashed into Boston as their first stop following a trip around Eastern Europe where they rocked small venues, played out in public and sprinkled their infectious beats where ever they damn pleased. They opened the show with ‘When I Get Back’ which really set the tone for the night. The crowd was going crazy the entire time – arms were flailing, people were shimmying around at all different speeds and latitudes, and at few seconds between each song were dominated by load roars (the loudest roars I’ve heard here in Boston!!) of the crowd.. just enamored with the rock-duo that were also rocking out at full capacity. Alexei Perry (synths) was headbanging with a huge grin on her face incessantly for every song.. all you could see was a cloud of her red locks .. while Dan Boeckner (guitar/synth) had his eyes closed, alternating between fist pumping and shredding some serious guitar.
It was simply amazing.
They hung around after the show. The fans all left happy. I went over and spoke with them for a minutes, got some pics, realized they live a block away from where I used to live in Montreal — and fell in love with Alexei after she planted a smooch on me before I left. 🙂
Handsome Furs – Repatriated (I get goosebumps at 3:00 onwards.. amazing song)
Handsome Furs – Memories of the Future (funky synth!!)
Handsome Furs – When I Get Back (My FAV HF song.. I go absolutely nuts at 3:25 of this song… IT COMES STRAIGHT FROM MY HEART!!)
I’m still familiarizing with their older music. If you know of any songs I hafta listen to — lemme know!