13 Songs, 42 Minutes


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Back and beautiful


Ezra’s entire musical history and transformation has been the most wonderful thing to experience as a listener. I’m loving this album upon first listen and I can’t wait to get even more out of it. Congrats, Ezra.

Paradigm shift


Wow, no one can define it. It is great

Holy Wow


As close to a perfect album as you can get. One of the greatest songwriters living (or otherwise), jumping, jiving and celebrating all parts of theirselves. Deeply confessional, honest past the point of no return and just plain hips swangin’ dance-able. Ezra keeps ‘em coming with a vengeance that is all his own. Top to bottom, fantastic. 300 stars out of 5.

About Ezra Furman

A thoughtful lyricist taking his poetic inspiration, songcraft ideas, and even a few fashion cues from Bob Dylan, Ezra Furman sings in a nasally style similar to the Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano while making unpretentious indie folk/indie pop that's raw, deep, and achingly sentimental. As students of Tufts University, guitarist Jahn Soon, bassist Job Mukkada, and drummer Jordan Kozer formed the Harpoons as Furman's backing band in 2006 and self-recorded Beat, Beat, Beat in their dorm rooms with the help of engineer Dave Kant of Outtake Records. After self-releasing a limited run of the album and taking their first tour of the States, producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) took notice and pulled the band into the studio to record. The result was Banging Down the Doors, a sincere, awkward, and moving debut released by Minty Fresh in August of 2007. Only a year later, despite extensive touring, Furman found time to write another album's worth of material and the second Ezra Furman & the Harpoons record, Inside the Human Body, was released in October of 2008. Mysterious Power followed in 2011 before Furman released his first solo album, Year of No Returning, in 2013. By 2014, his reputation in the indie world had grown considerably, especially in Britain, leading to his signing with the London-based Bella Union label later that year. His second solo release, the critically acclaimed Perpetual Motion People, was released in June 2015. After extensive touring Furman decided to wind down his live band the Boyfriends, reshaping them into the Visions. Keeping with the spirit of change, Furman altered his sound for the next record, 2018's Transangelic Exodus, which featured a darker, more dramatic approach. ~ Jason Lymangrover



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