The New Classics

January 15, 2009

New Music: Handsome Furs, I’m Confused

Filed under: Download, Indie Pop, Song — Tags: , — Greg @ 8:18 pm


Song: I’m Confused
Artist: Handsome Furs
Album: Face Control
Label: Sub Pop Records
Notes: none
Analysis: ‘I’m Confused’ is one of those songs that you are going to enjoy more with each listen. Here, Handsome Furs have created the first infectious indie pop tune of 2009. The influence of the song (and possibly the band – I have yet to hear much else from them) obviously comes from 80’s new wave; New Order initially comes to mind. Very danceable and cheerful, and I’m really loving that guitar riff after every “I’m confused” in the chorus. (I  hope this life don’t get you down / a dirty old time in a dirty old town / and if you’re feeling destructive, / there’s something to do / sometimes we get confused) are a sample of singer Dan Boeckner’s lyrics that invoke a simple imagery open to interpretation. But without getting too deep, the song is just plain ol’ poppy fun, and did the trick in getting me interested in yet another album release this year.
Rating: 8.0
Source: Stereogum
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  1. […] album. Love it and fun to dance to. Favorite tracks are Legal Tender, Talking Hotel Arbat Blues, I’m Confused, Thy Will Be Done and Radio Kaliningrad. They are labeled as indie rock. I would like to label them […]

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  2. […] I’m Confused Artist: Handsome Furs Album: Face Control Label: Sub Pop Records Notes: 1st single from LP […]

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  3. […] I expected from Face Control, but I was anticipating this release based on the strength of ‘I’m Confused‘, the first (and at the time only) song I’d ever heard from the group. It took me a […]

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