Very, very sad news today. Last night, electro-punk duo (and married couple) Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Alexei Perry announced that their band, the Handsome Furs, were over. They posted this short message to their website:
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.
We’re pretty bummed out over here at The L. Last year, Lauren Beck and I had a chance to interview the Furs (watch above), and I think I can safely say that it was one of the best interviews we’ve had. Boeckner and Perry were some of the most engaged, sincere and gracious musicians I had ever met—they also seemed uniquely dedicated to challenging the indie rock establishment, traveling the world and maintaining one of the most enviable and enlightened rock star relationships ever.
We’re truly dejected at learning of the news. However, to Dan and Alexei: We wish you the best of the best, and look forward to whatever you decide to do next.