Happy Release Day Ezra Furman
Today at Bella Union we are celebrating the release of Ezra Furman’s beautiful, pioneering, thrilling, tremendous new album “Transangelic Exodus”, which is available now via Bella Union! Transangelic Exodus is a new landmark for the American singer-songwriter: “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.”
Ezra is currently on tour across the UK and will continue across Europe and the US over Feb/March. He’ll then return to London in May for what is sure to be a very special show at O2 Academy Brixton.
Last week Ezra’s episode on the wildly popular Marc Maron WTF Podcast aired. It was an illuminating and wide ranging interview that discussed his musical influences, religion, sexuality and the themes of his new album Transangelic Exodus.
Early acclaim for Transangelic Exodus:
“Thelma & Louise meets Angels In America… Pop has plenty of angels, and Transangelic Exodus joins them in the firmament.” Mail On Sunday – 5 Stars ***** (Album of the Week)
“This is one of the most probing and pioneering avant–retro–pop albums of the age.” Classic Rock – 8/10
“By way of glam, garage rock, baroque’n’roll balladry and declamation, Furman fashions a bold and engrossing manifesto.” Sunday Times
“Both sonically and lyrically, it’s an album that is explicitly, thrillingly transgressive, and is already an early contender for one of the albums of the year.” Uncut – 8/10
“His seventh album vibrates with fear, rage and fierce defiance… Transangelic Exodus feels like an appropriately angry response to a repressive political moment.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****
“Furman’s music has been rethought, cut up, redrafted into something irresistibly modern. The songs are tremendous – melodic, unsettling and laugh–out–loud brilliant.” Q – 4 Stars ****
“Transangelic Exodus sets out for fresh horizons with a full tank of passion, purpose, political rage, raucous invention and rock’n’roll fire.” Record Collector – 5 Stars ****
“A sense of defiance and unrest runs throughout Transangelic Exodus… Timely and uncompromising, it feels like a record of real importance.” DIY – 4 Stars ****
“This is a fascinating, mature set from an artist who feels as vital as ever.” DORK – 4 Stars ****