Over the past decade, Dan Boeckner has been able to do something that many around him have not: produce amazing music consistently, while fronting more than one band. True, his “main band,” the on-indefinite-hiatus Wolf Parade got the most the fanfare and accolades, but in this blog’s opinion, the three Handsome Furs albums he’s created (with his wife Alexei, of course) are just as strong.
Sound Kapital, their new album, was written exclusively on keyboards, though guitars are still heavily prominent in the recording. This was a conscious decision, forcing them both to find fresh avenues of expression. Check out the first single from the record, “Repatriated,” below. You should very quickly pick out the new direction in songwriting.
Synths. Glorious, glorious snyths.
(Anyone else noticed the abundance of naked chicks in album artwork recently?)