Floating World


For those of you that don’t know, Dan wrote an original song called Floating World for the movie Adult World. The movie was directed by Scott Coffey who also directed the Handsome Furs video for ‘What About Us’ as well as Wolf Parade’s ‘Yulia’. The movie is soundtracked by many Handsome Furs songs and is currently available on Showtime in the US and to download from iTunes and Amazon Instant Video

Many people have emailed me asking for where to find the soundtrack. Sadly it was not released officially. Thankfully someone ripped ‘Floating World’ from the movie:

Handsome Furs/Grimes 7″

The Polaris Prize folks are once again releasing split 7″ of paired up shortlist nominees. If you purchase any of the shortlist nominee’s CD’s or LP’s at any of the following locations, then you will be given a surprise 7″. We are unsure however if you can pick the 7″ you want. The press release states the 7″ will be unmarked.

The pairing we’re the most excited about is Handsome Furs/Grimes. Apparently golden tickets are the new cool thing because 5 golden tickets for two to this year’s Polaris Music Prize Gala happening in Toronto on September 24 will be randomly distributed inside the split 7” packages. Transportation and accommodation to Toronto are not included with the winning tickets. For more info check out PolarisMusicPrize.ca

The participating retailers are:

Fred’s (St John’s)

Nova Scotia
Obsolete Records (Halifax)
Taz Records (Halifax)

New Brunswick
Backstreet (St John)
Backstreet (Fredericton)

Phonopolis (Montreal)
Frequences (Ste-Hyacinthe)
Aux 33 Tours (Montreal)

CDWarehouse (Kanata)
CDWarehouse (Ottawa East)
CDWarehouse (Nepean)
Compact Music (Ottawa – Glebe)
Compact Music (Ottawa – Centretown)
Cheapies (Hamilton)
Dr Disc (Hamilton)
Ground Floor Music (Guelph)
Kops Records (Toronto)
Sonic Boom (Toronto – Bloor)
Sonic Boom (Toronto – Kensington)
Soundscapes (Toronto)

Music Trader (Winnipeg)

Vinyl Diner (Saskatoon)

Blackbyrd Myoozik (Edmonton)
Listen Records (Edmonton)
Permanent Records (Edmonton)
Sloth Records (Calgary)
Blueprint Records (Lethbridge)

British Columbia
Zulu (Vancouver)
Neptoon (Vancouver)
Ditch Records (Victoria)
Red Cat Records (Vancouver)
Milkcrate (Kelowna)

Polaris Prize Shortlist

Congratulations to Handsome Furs on being shortlisted for this year’s Polaris Prize for their 3rd LP ‘Sound Kapital’. The winner will be announced on September 24th in Toronto. Much love to both Dan and Alexei on making one of our favorite records of all time!

Handsome Furs are over

From Handsomefurs.com:

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.



I’m extremely sad to post this news. I wish both Dan and Alexei success and happiness in whatever the future brings.

Dan Boeckner to score the movie ‘Adult World’

Just read this amazing news at Indiewire.com about Dan scoring the upcoming film ‘Adult World’, directed by Scott Coffey. Scott was also the director of two Handsome Furs videos.

Indie rock has its fair share of distinct voices, but few are as instantly recognizable as that of Dan Boeckner, the musician and voice behind the acclaimed Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. But he’s stepping off the stage for a brief moment, to try his hand at something a little bit different.

Director Scott Coffey tweeted at us (thanks!) the news that he is “thrilled that Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade & Handsome Furs is scoring my movie #adultworld starting @RobertsEmma & @johncusack.” And indeed, that’s a pretty intriguing development for the film which is already quite promising. Starring the aforementioned Emma Roberts and John Cusack, along with “American Horror Story” star Evan Peters and “Raising Hope” actress Shannon Woodward, “Adult World” follows Amy Anderson (Roberts), a Stanford grad with dreams of becoming a poet who gets stuck working in an erotic bookstore to help pay off her mounting debt. Cusack will play Amy’s hero and mentor, the delightfully named poet Rat Billings, with Woodward as her punk/goth roommate Candace and Peters as Manny.

No word yet if Boeckner will be singing any new tunes, or just providing more of a score, but at any rate it should prove to be fascinating backdrop to the film. No release yet for the film, but could a fall festival premiere be possible? Hopefully we’ll know more soon.

Help Side Effect

A few months ago we posted about the Burmese band Side Effect and that they were raising funds to record a record. Many of you donated to their cause, but sadly due to US sanctions with Mayanmar (Burma) their account was frozen and all donated funds were returned. The band still needs our help! You can get more information on how you can recommit your funds over at HandsomeFurs.com. Check out Side Effect’s Facebook page for more info as well.

Handsome Furs European Tour Dates – 2012

2012 has just started and Handsome Furs kicked it off right with a week of amazing west coast shows. Next up, they perform at the Frostbite Music Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon! In April they’ll head to Europe. Here’s the full list of European tour dates with more to come!

04-05 Bucharest, RO – Control Club
04-06 Stockholm, SE – Debaser Medis
04-07 Malmö, SE – Debaser
04-09 Berlin, DE – Marie Antoinette
04-10 Duisburg, DE – Steinbruch
04-12 Aarau, CH – Kiff
04-13 St Gallen, CH – Grabenhalle
04-14 Ravenna, IT – Bronson
04-15 Venezia, IT – Studio 2
04-17 Split, HR – Lab 852
04-18 Ljubljana, SI – Kino Siska
04-19 Rijeka, HR – Klub Palach
04-20 Zagreb, HR – Tvornica Culture
04-21 Belgrade, RS – Gun Club
04-24 Dresden, DE – Beatpol
04-25 Nuremberg, DE – MuZ
04-26 Prague, CR – Meet Factory
04-27 Vienna, AT – Ost Klub
04-28 Linz, AT – Crossing Europe Film Festival