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Handsome Furs: Face Control (Album Review)

Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry are insufferable exhibitionists when it comes to putting their love on display. If their promo pics are to be believed, their electro-touched art rock is made in the short intervals between wild fuck sessions. Still, there’s no denying the chemistry between these two; it throbs all over their impressive new disc.

Boeckner deserves most of the credit, though. His warbling voice sticks in your head when he sings “I don’t know but I’ve been told, every little thing has been bought and sold” in the standout Talking Hotel Arbat Blues. So does the strident guitar hook in the jubilant All We Want, Baby, Is Everything. Great album, but get a room already. 😉