NEWS: Ezra Furman is back with a new LP & Live Dates

Ezra Furman unveils new single & UK Dates for May

Ezra Furman has unveiled “Suck The Blood From My Wound”, the third single from his upcoming album, Transangelic Exodus due 9th February on Bella Union.

Ezra says of it, “It’s a song with enough situational detail and imagery that it could be adapted into a film or a novel. Not that it necessarily should be. It started with me writing a whole album about me and my illegal transangelic hospital-escapee partner running from a hostile government. All of my deepest concerns as an artist whirling into a bizarre dream of perpetual narrow escape.” Listen below…

Ezra has also announced news of a number of UK live dates for May 2018, including his biggest London headline show to date at Brixton Academy… Dates/info below:

Saturday 3rd February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club tickets
Sunday 4th February – LIVERPOOL – Arts Club tickets
Saturday 10th February – FOLKESTONE – Quarterhouse tickets

Wednesday 23rd May – LONDON – O2 Brixton Academy tickets
Thursday 24th May – BRISTOL – Colston Hall tickets
Sunday 27th May – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall tickets
Monday 28th May – GLASGOW – O2 ABC Glasgow tickets
Tuesday 29th May – DUBLIN – Tivoli Theatre tickets

Transangelic Exodus is “Not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir,” according to its author. “A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.”

“The narrative thread,” Furman declares, “is I’m in love with an angel, and a government is after us, and we have to leave home because angels are illegal, as is harbouring angels. The term ‘transangelic’ refers to the fact people become angels because they grow wings. The have an operation, and they’re transformed. And it causes panic because some people think it’s contagious, or it should just be outlawed.”

“The album still works without the back story, though,” he vouches. “What’s essential is the mood – paranoid, authoritarian, the way certain people are stigmatised. It’s a theme in American life right now, and other so-called democracies.”

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