Tag Archives: Handsome Furs

Live from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during CHBP: Part 2

More great sessions from KEXP’s broadcast from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party: Handsome Furs began as doors opened on Saturday with an energetic, if not aerobic, and fan-loving set; Seattle duo My Goodness blasted the crowd with their brand of gritty blues rock, while The Young Evils charmedRead more…

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Listen to Capitol Hill Block Party sets on KEXP

While KEXP was broadcasting from the Caffe Vita Bean Room during the Capitol Hill Block Party this past weekend, there were four other stages of live bands performing throughout the day and night, with bands like Explosions in the Sky, Battles, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, My Goodness, and many others. If you were listening thisRead more…

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Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 2: Handsome Furs

Montreal’s Handsome Furs have been steadily moving towards a more synth-based sound as their catalog has progressed, but with 2011’s Sound Kapital, the husband-wife duo of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry have ditched their guitars and gone full keyboard. Kapital is as pop as it is industrial, a callback to the 80’s, heydayRead more…

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KEXP’s 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party Preview!

Though the weather doesn’t want to admit it, it’s that time of year again — for long, beer-soaked summer nights and sweaty, over-capacity music festivals. If you’re living in Seattle, there’s no question which of these you’re most excited for this year: the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party boasts one of the fest’s best lineupsRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

The big story this week, of course, is the Capitol Hill Block Party, which runs Friday through Sunday and takes over a big chunk of the neighborhood. TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, The Head And The Heart, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Ra Ra Riot, and Les Savy Fav are someRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 7/13

Montreal’s Handsome Furs have a new video for “What About Us,” coinciding with the release of their newest album, Sound Kapital. Directed by Scott Coffey (who also directed the Furs’ “I’m Confused” and Wolf Parade‘s “Yulia”), the clip features a surreal midnight romp under freeways and in motel rooms, with plenty of sexual intonations. KEXPRead more…

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Out This Week 6/28

Although singer/songwriter Gillian Welch hasn’t been totally quiet over the past years, having performed and recorded with bands like The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Solomon Burke, Steve Earle, Ralph Stanley, Ryan Adams, Alison Krauss, and many others, and of course supporting her long-time collaborator David Rawlings’ also first solo release in 2009 — but she hasn’tRead more…

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Monday Music News

The Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival continues to reveal artists on their 2011 lineup one at time on their Facebook page. Most recent additions include Phantogram, Warpaint, Vetiver and a reunited Grant Lee Buffalo. You can follow their “Artist a Day in May” posts on their Facebook page for the next week until the fullRead more…

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Song of the Day: Handsome Furs – What About Us

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today‚Äôs selection, featured on the MiddayRead more…

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Oh, Canada!

Happy 143rd, Canada! From BC to Quebec, New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, this holiday is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great Canadian bands that you’ve probably heard right here on KEXP, from indie rock favorites like Montreal’s Arcade Fire, Vancouver’s The New Pornographers, Toronto’s Owen Pallett, and some infectious Francophone power pop from Malajube,Read more…

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