Tonight Sweat Records + Poplife present two great bands for a low price, right in the hood. Sweet, chord-driven relief for indie rock lovers during WMC week… More info below, but seriously, come out!!
Listen to the bands here if you still need convincing:
THE HANDSOME FURS (Sub Pop – Wolf Parade side project!!)
VIOLENS (Lansing-Dreiden side project!!)
(And here’s a Flavorpill write-up about the show too!!)
We hope to see you tonight!!
*The duo of Handsome Furs began as an idea in the winter of 2006, comprised of Montreal residents Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry. Dark and minimal while noisy and earnest, the point was to be as sparse and repetitive as possible with the help of little more than vocals, guitars, and a new drum machine. Through this, songs of earthbound captains, eggs made of gold and iron, and sleepless bodies were born. Boeckner’s disenchanted vocals thinly resonate while cloaked in a frenzied undertone of fear and uncertainty, all punctuated by bare drum machine beats. Through the course of each track, a deep-seated sense of longing is leveled out by staunch realism as a restless disdain for both urban life and smaller towns collide. Handsome Furs toured Europe before having recorded any songs, and has since opened for the likes of Paavoharju, Islaja, David Cross and Modest Mouse without having released a proper record. Recorded at Wolf Parade’s studio, Mount Zoomer, in the heart of December, Plague Park is their debut. It is a record of melancholic tendency and heartfelt desire; a stripped down symphony relegated between city and country, and made for ears of either side.
*Violens (“vy-lenz”) sound like… a place where The Zombies & The Byrds meet Wire & The Violent Femmes, and Crass meets Angelo Badalamenti & Prefab Sprout. Descriptions of nightmares, the passing of time, speculations on spiritual messages, and accounts of psychedelic hallucinations.