Published May 17, 2012Following a six-year run and three acclaimed LPs, Montreal-based husband-and-wife duo Handsome Furs have called it quits. News broke this evening (May 17) through the band's website, where the pair issued a short statement confirming the breakup.
"With a heavy heart the time has come to let all of you know that Handsome Furs are no more," the band posted.
Neither Dan Boeckner nor Alexei Perry went into detail as to why the project is being put to rest, but last month they cancelled a string of European tour dates over an "urgent health issue."
"The most important thing that needs to be said right now is how extremely grateful we are to all the fans all over the world that showered us with love and support over the years," the statement continued. "Thank you for everything! It's been an incredible 6 years and we owe it all to you."
It's unclear what artistic path Perry will take next, but as previously reported, Boeckner is currently working on a score for the upcoming John Cusack film Adult World. This is the second of the songwriter's projects to fold within the last year, with Wolf Parade announcing an indefinite hiatus last June.
Handsome Furs final album was last year's electro-spiked Sound Kapital.