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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'

  • Release Date 07 Oct, 2013
  • Record Label Bar None
8 / 10
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

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