L Mag TV: In Conversation With The Handsome Furs

08/25/2011 12:50 PM |

Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner. Together, Handsome Furs.
  • Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner.

    Together, Handsome Furs.

When Lauren Beck and I interviewed Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner of aggressive, electro-pop outfit Handsome Furs before their set at the Bowery Ballroom last week, they were in a state of partial-culture shock, having returned to North America after having played under a bullet-riddled roof in Kosovo a few days prior. But that’s just one of the things that’s so wonderful about the way the band (and married couple!) approach making music and touring—Perry and Boeckner are boundless, making it a goal to travel anywhere and everywhere, whether it’s a recently war-torn, economically sunken part Eastern Europe or politically repressive bits of Asia and the Middle East. We were lucky enough to catch up with Handsome Furs while they were in town to discuss their most recent, controversially-covered (see “Indie Rock Publications Still Mostly Scared to Death of Vagina: Reactions to the Handsome Furs Album Cover“) record Sound Kapital, and, well, to gush over their seemingly, amazingly idyllic rock n’ roll relationship. Check out the interview after the jump.

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