FUR

FUR

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FUR exudes a jarring but danceable swagger. Steady, mechanized percussion—reminiscent of, but ultimately more human than The Downward Spiral—announce clattering, reverb-drenched guitars and judiciously placed drones. Spacey synth and expansive chorus vocals brush up against MUSE.

Biography

Piecing itself from fragments of decade-old cassette demos and hard-drive accumulation, Detroit noise-pop quartet, Fur, began in 2008. Cut from manipulated film drones and hiss-laden drum loops, these samples laid the groundwork from which founders Ryan O’Rourke (vocals/guitars) and Michael O’Connor (bass/keyboards) would begin building the band. With the addition of drummer Zach Pliska, FUR began honing its sound with a series of local shows. After various line-up changes the band scrapped their catalogue of songs in 2009 and began rebuilding from the ground up.

The self-titled debut EP, a lush, minor-keyed trio of thinly-veiled pop songs was introduced in 2010, along with new member, keyboardist Johanna Champagne. This collection, available as a free download from furnoise.com or in a limited CD edition at shows, was recorded in the fall of 2009 with Jim Kissling at Tempermill Studios in Ferndale, MI.

FUR exudes a jarring but danceable swagger. Steady, mechanized percussion—reminiscent of, but ultimately more human than The Downward Spiral—announce clattering, reverb-drenched guitars and judiciously placed drones. Spacey synth and expansive chorus vocals brush up against MUSE, diffusing the EP’s more demure and sobering hook lines to strike a necessary balance between disconnection and catharsis. A video for the first single, “Pretty Thoughts” can also be seen on the band’s webpage. FUR is currently putting the final touches on its follow-up EP, slated for a summer 2010 release.

Discography

FUR EP

Set List

40 min set
Intro
I Want to Let You Down
Pretty Thoughts
Let it Go
Here's to the Angels
Panopticon
Dementia
Saving all Your Love