Mixed-sex quartet mines both sides of the Atlantic for the dizzy Detroit dark-pop that's already hitting national TV
Published: October 5, 2011
MT: Have you considered more of your songs for placement?
O'Rourke: Hands down, my favorite movie is Vincent Gallo's first film, Buffalo '66. I've seen it at least 20 times and can quote most of the dialogue verbatim. A song of ours that I'd want in the movie is "I Want to Let You Down." It's bombastic, and self-destructive — just like Vincent Gallo.
MT: What's next?
O'Connor: We're playing the Mike Anton benefit at the Lager House. ... We're doing YpsiFest, then Theatre Bizarre [for Halloween], then we're taking a few months off to complete the writing of the record. We want to release our first proper record, and then hopefully do some touring. We've never really been outside of Detroit, other than Ypsi — if you can count that.
MT: Where will Fur be in 10 years?
O'Rourke: My goals have always been humble, but they're becoming less humble as the band matures and I get more confident and restless: I'd love to score a film or, at the very least, be able to show my kids pictures of us playing shows in Europe. Either way, I know we'll be nursing our bruises, broken pinkies, and resituating our hearing aids.
Fur plays the Mike Anton Benefit Friday, Oct. 7, at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668; $6 donation. Homeland airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime and is available on demand.
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