Faux Fur Local 510, Calgary AB June 23

Faux Fur Local 510, Calgary AB June 23
As the third band to take the stage at Beatroute's annual hangover breakfast at Local 510, Faux Fur had a couple of tough acts to follow in Vancouverites Twin River and Pleasure Cruise. But these youngsters met the challenge admirably, gaining a few new fans in the process. Showing the influence of sadly defunct fellow Calgarians Women, Faux Fur played technically intricate, off-kilter guitar pop that at times bordered on math rock, accompanied by some understated but get-under-your-skin vocals. The songs themselves were remarkably sophisticated given the band's relatively tender years, making Faux Fur a clear highlight of Sled Island 2012 and a band to watch out for down the road.