Is it just me, or does the latest track from Handsome Furs — aka Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry — sound kind of like a cross between an 80’s teenage anthem and some of LCD Soundsystem’s tamer tunes? If it is just me, I’m totally okay with that, because those happen to be two things I love, and I have the same kind of feelings for “What About Us.”
“What About Us” is the first single off the band’s new album Sound Kapital, due out June 28 on the ever-awesome Sub Pop label. Keyboards, drums and synth machines drive the track’s twists and turns and nooks and crannies. Those same things, along with Boeckner’s emotionally charged vocal make it entertaining and perfect for repeat listens. Handsome Furs have always created interesting music, and “What About Us” is no different. I want to hear the new album.
Grab a free download of the song, courtesy of the aforementioned Sub Pop, below.