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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Handsome Furs have Disbanded


Handsome Furs Sound Kapital - Tour Kickoff in Boston
photos by Mark Jenko - live at Great Scott 4/13/11




BREAKING NEWS --- In March, the sonic assault of husband- and wife-team Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner - having again criss-crossed the planet suddenly announced they were canceling additional EU tour dates to an urgent health matter. Without further explanation, dates were canceled and never rescheduled. Tonight a simple statement was released announcing the end of the band, thanking Handsome Furs' rabid fan base - of which RSL counts itself amongst. These are really bad bits of news, not only are we losing one of my favorite live acts going but this was one of the last vestiges - a reminder of how great Wolf Parade were. Even worse is if this final announcement is in some way health related. Dan and Alexei are good people. I really wish them both the best in whatever comes next for them...







With a heavy heart the time has come to let all of you know that Handsome Furs are no more.

The most important thing that needs to be said right now is how extremely grateful we are to all the fans all over the world that showered us with love and support over the years. Thank you for everything! It's been an incredible 6 years and we owe it all to you.

xoxo

HF



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previously on RSL:
The Handsome Furs in Boston - 2009
The Best Albums List of 2009 (Handsome Furs)
The Best Albums List of 2010 (Wolf Parade)
Wolf Parade in Boston - 2010
Wolf Parade steps away - 2010
Hansome Furs - The New Songs - 2011





3 comments:

Erik Lund said...

Moonface and Sunset Rubdown still exist! But if it is health related that really is a bummer.

Ryan Spaulding said...

Health would be bad. And while Moonface and Sunset Rubdown do exist in some form or another, I'm just more of a Dan Boeckner fan... And Handsome Furs were relentless at touring. It's easy to fall for that level of passion.

Anonymous said...

fyi. sunset rubdown do not exist in any form what so ever