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Ezra Furman Shares Cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Unbelievers”

Transangelic Exodus Out Now via Bella Union

Aug 29, 2018 Vampire Weekend
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Ezra Furman released a new album, Transangelic Exodus, back in February via Bella Union. Now Furman has shared a cover of Vampire Weekend’s “Unbelievers” (a song from their last album, 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City). He has also added a few more tour dates to his schedule. Check out the cover below, followed by all his tour dates.

Furman had this to say about the cover in a press release: “With Ivy League cunning they realized there were more interesting and profitable directions to go with their music. But the punk instincts still shine through in many of their songs. I heard ‘Unbelievers’ as a punk song almost immediately, adventurous production and orchestral touches notwithstanding. It takes one to know one. In the midst of our recent ambitious and inventive music, I started to get a strong urge to reconnect with my high-tempo voice shredding punk roots. Covering this song was a perfect gateway from one to the other. Plus, no matter how deep in love I am with Judaism, there is a never-ending supply of religious alienation and rage in me. Felt good to spill some more of that out.”

In a previous press release Furman said Transangelic Exodus is “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.”

Read our interview with Ezra Furman on Transangelic Exodus.

Read our review of Transangelic Exodus.

Ezra Furman Tour Dates:

Wed. Aug. 29 - Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Sun. Sep. 2 - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of The Road Festival
Thu. Sep. 4 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Sun. Sep. 30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good Festival
Wed. Oct. 3 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Thu. Oct. 4 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottle Neck
Sat. Oct. 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Thu. Oct. 25 - Columbus, OH @ Skullys
Sat. Oct. 27 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mon. Oct. 29 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Tue. Oct. 30 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Wed. Oct. 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Thu. Nov. 1 - Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
Sat. Nov. 3 - New York, NY @ Warsaw
Wed. Nov. 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Centre
Thu. Nov. 29 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Sat. Dec. 1 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (All Ages)
Sat. Dec. 1 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Sun. Dec. 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
Mon. Dec. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
Tue. Dec. 11 - Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theatre
Thu. Dec. 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Sat. Dec. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram

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