Monday, January 23, 2012
Handsome Furs Take Control
SOHO, SANTA BARBARA
17 JANUARY, 2012
Handsome Furs took over Soho in Santa Barbara Tuesday evening. The duo from Montreal made judicious use of their calender, plotting a California run for January...well played. Let it be said that electro-pop is not usually on my plate, but I followed recommendations, and sure enough, the Furs more than held their own live, bringing major energy to the table, and transforming a slow Tuesday night in a small city into a full blown party.
Their most recent album, last year's 'Sound Kapital' on Sub Pop, found the group, Dan Boeckner (ex Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry, expanding their sound pallet to include more international influences. With each release, they've been growing, and hopefully this year's SXSW will give them a launchpad to break through to bigger things.
Papa, (from LA), proved more than capable in the opening slot, catching fire as they went deeper into their set.
All in all, a brilliantly sweaty evening!