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The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs have pretty much been a mainstay in alternative rock since the late 1970s, save for a few blips on the radar for lead singer Richard Butler's solo work and his side project, Love Spit Love. Even though they are not pushing a new album or material, the Psychedelic Furs have hit the road to remind everyone that songs such as "Love My Way" and "Heartbreak Beat" are just as timely now as they were when they were released. And New Wave fans can rest assured -- Butler's gruff vocals will front the Psychedelic Furs on a tour that hits the Marquee Theatre August 12. Call it a warm-up for their future project: They will head into the studio at the end of 2004 to record their first studio album in 13 years.
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Christina Fuoco