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EZRA FURMAN Shares “Suck The Blood From My Wound” Video + UK Live Dates in May

April 2, 2018

Jason Simmons

EZRA FURMAN

Shares “Suck The Blood From My Wound” Video

UK Live Dates in May

Transangelic Exodus out now on Bella Union

 

Ezra Furman has shared the video for his single “Suck The Blood From My Wound“, taken from new album Transangelic Exodus. The incredible video was directed by Beth Jeans Houghton, also known as Du Blonde.

Houghton discussed the making of it: “The video is a cel animation comprising of hundreds of illustrations, each frame hand drawn. I chose to do individual watercolour paintings for the backgrounds to add more depth and life. I’ve gone through over 120 pencils and my hands have swollen to the size of pizzas.”

Following sold-out shows earlier this year, Ezra Furman and The Visions will be bringing their amazing live show to the following cities:

Wednesday 23rd May – LONDON – O2 Brixton Academy  
Thursday 24th May – BRISTOL – Colston Hall  
Sunday 27th May – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall 
Monday 28th May –  GLASGOW – O2 ABC Glasgow  
Tuesday 29th May – DUBLIN – Tivoli Theatre 

30th Aug-2 Sept – End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens

Praise for Transangelic Exodus:

“As confrontational musically as it is thematically, there’s a sense of emancipation both sonic and personal… A heavenly journey.” NME – 5 Stars ***** (Album of the Week)

“The gender–fluid star’s ambitious seventh album gives his riotous glam rock a shot of Killers–type stadium oomph, but the songs still wear their outsiderness with pride.”  The Guardian – 4 Stars **** 

“An adrenaline-jolted, allegorically angry “queer outlaw saga”, a dark, fantastic road story reminiscent of David Lynch’s Wild At Heart.” The Observer – 4 Stars **** 

“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 ****

“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

“There’s always been an element of Springsteen street opera to Ezra Furman’s work, and on Transangelic Exodus he takes it to another level entirely… Equal parts Jean Genet and Hellboy, it’s a magnificent oddity, exultant in its uniqueness, both personally and musically.” The Independent – 4 Stars **** 

“By way of glam, garage rock, baroque’n’roll balladry and declamation, Furman fashions a bold and engrossing manifesto.” Sunday Times

“A sense of defiance and unrest runs throughout Transangelic Exodus… Timely and uncompromising, it feels like a record of real importance.” DIY – 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. 

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