Wolf Parade singer/songwriter Dan Boeckner and his wife, Alexei Perry, are a little crazy and lot in love -- and their tour-opening show as the Handsome Furs Friday night at New York City's Mercury Lounge proved it. The Canadian duo couldn't take their eyes -- or hands -- off each other while playing music trivia with the crowd and delivering the gritty guitar and club beats of their new album, Face Control, with the energy of a sugar-high six-year-old.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »