If you were a fan of 2007 record Plague Park from Wolf Parade offshoot, Handsome Furs, there’s no doubt for the past few months you’ve done all you can to ensure some Fear Control.
The March release from the husband-wife Montreal-based duo of Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry is an absolute banger and a splendid follow up to what was one of my favorite debut records of a few years ago; and damned if P&C can’t stop spinning it of late in prep for their Monday, July 6 gig in Great Scott, which we expect all of you Bostonites to be at, clearly.
Fear Control is infinitely catchy–like on “I’m Confused”, which will have you dancing about uncontrollably to a solid beat backed by what feels like absolutely unsure and insecure, anxious vocals from the lovely Boeckner. He really does sound confused, as should be.
So as this rain falls, revisit albums that have been out a bit; drip yourself in synth-pop glory and you’ll forget you’re also dripping wet.
Enjoy. See you at the gig hopefully.