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Ezra Furman announces new album

By | Published on Tuesday 24 October 2017

Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman has announced that he will release a new album, ‘Transangelic Exodus’, though Bella Union on 9 Feb.

“The narrative thread 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”, he says of the record. “The term ‘transangelic’ refers to the fact people become angels because they grow wings. They 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 insists. “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”.

Listen to first single, ‘Love You So Bad’, here:

He’ll also be playing some UK shows around the release. Dates as follows:

3 Feb: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
4 Feb: Liverpool, Arts Club
10 Feb: Folkestone, Quarterhouse