Ezra Furman – Day Of The Dog

Chicago-based singer-songwriter reveals a gift for crafting freeway-cruisin’ tunes on new album 'Day Of The Dog'

Where has Ezra Furman been hiding? Already on his fifth album (albeit his first with new band The Boyfriends backing him) this Chicago-based singer-songwriter offers a bratty, ragged take on New York Dolls, Spector-era Ramones and E Street Band carnival rock, revealing a gift for crafting freeway-cruisin’ tunes served with an extra helping of roadkill. Like Mac DeMarco, probably his closest peer, Furman draws from well-worn ’50s rock’n’roll tropes and coats them in fuzz, employing a rasping saxophone while dreaming of “kicking up dust in a Chevy Express with a hood full of rust” in album highlight ‘Tell ’Em All To Go To Hell’. An unexpected gem.

Dan STUBBS

Details

Record label: Bar None
Release date: 07 Oct, 2013