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Ezra Furman released ‘Perpetual Motion People,’ shares LCD Soundsystem cover, begins tour tonight in NYC (win tix!)

by Bill Pearis

Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People

Ezra Furman defies easy categorization, actually singing “let’s wreck all these preconceived notions” on “Ordinary Life,” one of the standout cuts from his new album Perpetual Motion People that dabbles in folk, doo-wop, distorted rock, and hooky guitar pop. (He is also orthodox Jewish and publicly identifies as queer and genderfluid.) The record is worth checking out and you can stream the whole thing via Spotify below.

Copies of Perpetual Motion People sold at Rough Trade come with an exclusive five-song covers EP, featuring takes on Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut,” Melanie’s “The Good Book,” The Replacements’ “Androgynous,” The Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love” and an affecting, acoustic version LCD Soundsystem’s “I Can Change.” That LCD cover makes its premiere in this post and you can listen below.

Ezra and his band start a short US tour tonight (8/5) in NYC at Rough Trade with J. Fernandez and Emily Einhorn. Tickets for that show are still available but if you’d like to go for free we’re giving a pair away. Details on that and a list of all Ezra Furman dates are below.

And speaking of LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy will DJ at Output on August 14 with Eric Duncan. Tickets for that are on sale.

Ezra Furman – 2015 Tour Dates
Wed 05 Aug 2015 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY, US
Thu 06 Aug 2015 DC9 Nightclub Washington, DC, US
Sat 08 Aug 2015 Milkboy Philly Philadelphia, PA, US
Sun 09 Aug 2015 Lava Lounge Cleveland, OH, US
Mon 10 Aug 2015 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH, US
Tue 11 Aug 2015 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL, US
Wed 07 Oct 2015 Turf Club St. Paul, MN, US
Mon 12 Oct 2015 The Press Room Portsmouth, NH, US
Mon 19 Oct 2015 Limelight 2 Belfast, UK
Tue 20 Oct 2015 Academy Dublin, Ireland
Tue 20 Oct 2015 Academy Dublin, Ireland
Wed 21 Oct 2015 Leeds University Union Leeds, UK
Thu 22 Oct 2015 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, UK
Sat 24 Oct 2015 Charlatan Ghent, Belgium
Sun 25 Oct 2015 Point Ephémère Paris, France
Tue 27 Oct 2015 Lido Berlin, Germany
Sun 01 Nov 2015 Centro Musical y Artistico Las Armas Zaragoza, Spain
Mon 02 Nov 2015 Sala El Sol Madrid, Spain
Tue 03 Nov 2015 La Rambleta Valencia, Spain
Wed 04 Nov 2015 Sidecar Barcelona, Spain
Sat 07 Nov 2015 Le Romandie Rock Club Lausanne, Switzerland
Sun 08 Nov 2015 Exil Zürich, Switzerland
Mon 09 Nov 2015 Flex Vienna, Austria
Sat 14 Nov 2015 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, UK
Sat 14 Nov 2015 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, UK
Sun 15 Nov 2015 The Theatre at Arts Club Liverpool, UK
Mon 16 Nov 2015 Manchester Gorilla Manchester, UK
Tue 17 Nov 2015 Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Glasgow, UK
Wed 18 Nov 2015 The Glee Club Nottingham, UK

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