Handsome Furs played Public Assembly
In one of the most unexpected marriages imaginable, CNN and Vice have teamed up to present two series on CNN.com: Indie Asia: On Tour with Handsome Furs and Vice’s VBS.TV on CNN.com. To celebrate, a party was thrown last night (1/19) at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, trailers of each show were shown (both looked very watchable) and then the Handsome Furs played about a 35-minute set.
Handsome Furs is Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade) on guitar & vocals and his wife Alexei Perry on drum machine, synth & knobs. They brought together catchy beats, intense vocals, sporadic guitar fuzz, feedback and an entertaining chemistry throughout the night. Their songs range from punk, to electro, to rock, to anthems…and they’re almost all very good. Their energy on stage was relentless with Alexei dancing until she collapsed into a heap on the stage at the end of every few songs. If you don’t have it already, pick up their latest album, Face Control and see them next time they come thru. They play Maxwell’s tonight (1/20). Tickets here.
UPDATE: Check out Episode 1 of Indie Asia: On Tour with Handsome Furs here.
Lots more pictures after the jump.