It has been roughly two months since Wolf Parade announced their indefinite hiatus, and to make up for this tragic loss, it seems vocalist Dan Boeckner and his wife are bringing back their electro punk experiment Handsome Furs. The husband/wife duo has been going at it for about four years now, but it seems like with Sound Kapital—the duo’s latest offering—they are no longer a side-project to try new ideas on, but rather its own device capable of standing on its own.

“What About Us”—one of the two tracks we’re featuring from Sound Kapital—is a beat-heavy, slow-burning ballad that manages to contain just the right amount of morose without being completely devastating. “Repatriated” on the other hand, while equally morose, is a tightly paced synth masterpiece. Sounding equal parts New Order and Eastern European 1980s electro, both tracks have a certain quality that can only be described as passion for the music they are playing. Handsome Furs may have had a rocky start, but if Sound Kapital is any indication of what the band has in store for us, I hope they are here to stay.

Handsome Furs – What About Us

’What About Us’

Handsome Furs – Repatriated

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