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Handsome Furs and Breakfast Mountain 

When: Sat., March 19, 10 p.m. 2011
Price: $10
Before a short East Coast tour in April and a longer tour of Europe later in the spring, Handsome Furs are doing a one-off show at Bunk Bar. We're not sure why the married duo of Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner are coming through town, but we suspect Bunk's delicious sandwiches might have something to do with it. The two have been hard at work on the third Handsome Furs album, recorded in Montreal with producer Arlen Thompson, who you might know from Boeckner's other band, Wolf Parade. Plenty of rock fans are familiar with Boeckner's songwriting via that well-known band, but much of his best work is contained in the more electronic, punkier Handsome Furs catalog. Judging from past efforts, the new record will be a collection of sparse but addictive glam-synth anthems, as sweet and deadly as a razorblade stuffed inside a piece of candy. Handsome Furs also pulsate with a barely contained sexuality—evidenced by their eye-catching press photos—and their live show often unleashes the energy and heat of a full-fledged dance party. NED LANNAMANN

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