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Watching the glamorous-looking Alexei Perry and Dan Boeckner - the Montreal-based couple making up Handsome Furs - milling around prior to their capacity-hitting smackdown of a show at Garrison, it occurred to us we need some kind of Brangelina-type name for this indie rock power couple. Alexdan? Danxei?
The spousal electro rock unit enthralled a highly-responsive crowd with a set of mostly new songs from their killer new Sound Kapital record. Guitarist/vocalist Boeckner has the best warbles going today, and puts so much energy into his playing that's impossible to not get swept up. And Perry ... well, she does something up there with those knobs and her high-kicks are really fantastic. Every song somehow ended with her on the floor in a gymnasts' position.
In fact the two were in a frisky mood at this love-in of a show. Perry's pronouncement that playing to Toronto is like having sex with friends earned a sideways look from Boeckner, who grabbed her on the way off the stage for heavy make out session.