Ezra Furman shares new song new single “Maraschino-Red Dress $8.99 at Goodwill”
With his Transangelic Exodus due for release this Friday via Bella Union, Ezra Furman has shared his new single “Maraschino-Red Dress $8.99 at Goodwill” exclusively with I-D Magazine, who described the song as being the ” perfect soundtrack for a queer roadtrip.” Listen now…
Last week Ezra’s episode on the wildly popular Marc Maron WTF Podcast aired, you can listen to it It was an illuminating and wide ranging interview that discussed his musical influences, religion, sexuality and the themes of his new album Transangelic Exodus and you can listen to it here.
Early acclaim for Transangelic Exodus:
“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
“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 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.”
The music is as much of an intense, dramatic event, full of brilliant hooks, with an equally evolved approach to recorded sound to match Furman’s narrative vision. In honour of this shift, his backing band has been newly christened: The Boy-Friends are dead, long live The Visions. In other words, the man who embodies the title of his last album ‘Perpetual Motion People’ is still on the move… Or, in the vernacular of the new album, on the run.
Transangelic Exodus will be released 9th February on Bella Union.