Ezra Furman announces new album 'Transangelic Exodus' - News - Soundblab

Ezra Furman announces new album 'Transangelic Exodus'

Ezra Furman announces new album 'Transangelic Exodus'
Ezra Furman announces new album 'Transangelic Exodus'

Ezra Furman has announced his second album for Bella Union, Transangelic Exodus, to be released February 9th 2018. Furman had this to say: “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. A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.”

He has also shared the track "Love You So Bad" which you can stream below.

Furman went on to explain, “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. 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 vouches. “What’s essential is the mood - paranoid, authoritarian, the way certain people are stigmatized. It’s a theme in American life right now, and other so-called democracies.”

“My previous records were original in their own way, but got classified as an off-kilter version of a retro band, and I wanted something that sounded more original,” he explains. “So we took time off touring, and made sure we took time with every song. I demoed with different band members, and then combined different demos – some parts even made the final album. So, the sound is more chopped up, edited, affected, rearranged.”


1. Suck the Blood From My Wound
2. Driving Down to L.A.
3. God Lifts Up The Lonely
4. No Place
5. The Great Unknown
6. Compulsive Liar
7.Maraschino-Red Dress $8.99 at Goodwill
8. From A Beach House
9. Love You So Bad
10. Come Here Get Away From Me
11. Peel My Orange Every Morning
12. Psalm 151
13. I Lost My Innocence

Ezra Furman has also announced a run of US dates around the album release, dates are below:

Feb 25 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Feb 26 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Feb 27 - Indianapolis, IL - HI Fi
Feb 28 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Mar 3- Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 4 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Mar 5 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Mar 7 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Mar 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Mar 10 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Mar 11 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet
Related Articles