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Ezra Furman preps new LP ‘Twelve Nudes,’ shares first single, touring


Ezra Furman is back with a new album Twelve Nudes, which will be out August 30 via Bella Union. For it he worked with in-demand producer John Congleton and Ezra calls it a “spiritually queer” punk record and “a slice of pure agitated rage.” You can hear what Ezra means on the “freaked-out banger” of a first single. “Desperate times make for desperate songs,” says Furman. “I wrote this in the summer of 2018, a terrible time. It’s the sound of me struggling to admit that I’m not okay with the current state of human civilization, in which bad men crush us into submission. Once you admit how bad it feels to live in a broken society, you can start to resist it, and imagine a better one.” Watch the animated video for “Calm Down AKA I Should Not Be Alone,” made by Beth Jeans Houghton, below.

You can catch Ezra on tour in North America starting September 5 in St Paul, and he’ll also hit Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Cambridge, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The Brooklyn show is at Warsaw on 11/12 and tickets are on sale now.

Ezra Furman also did the soundtrack for Netflix series Sex Education which is worth watching.

All dates are listed below.

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Twelve Nudes – tracklist:
1 Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone
2 Evening Prayer aka Justice
3 Transition From Nowhere to Nowhere
4 Rated R Crusaders
5 Trauma
6 Thermometer
7 I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
8 Blown
9 My Teeth Hurt
10 In America
11 What Can You Do But Rock ‘n’ Roll
12 On Your Own

Sep 5 – St Pauls Turf Club
Sep 7 – Chicago Lincoln Hall
Sep 8 – Detroit El Club
Sep 9 – Toronto, CA Lee’s Palace
Sep 10 – Montreal, CA Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B
Sep 11 – Cambridge SONIA
Sep 12 – Brooklyn Warsaw
Sep 15 – Philadelphia Underground Arts
Sep 16 – Washington Union Stage
Nov 16 – Cologne, DE Luxor
Nov 17 – Berlin, DE Festsaal Kreuzberg
Nov 19 – Paris, FR La Maroquinerie
Nov 20 – Brussels, BE Botanique/Rotonde
Nov 21 – Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Noord
Nov 23 – Hamburg, DE Molotow
Nov 24 – Copenhagen, DK Vega Small Hall
Nov 25 – Gothenburg, SE Pustervik
Nov 26 – Stockholm, SE Debaser Strand

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