Track Of The Day – Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound


Ezra Furman Suck The Blood From My Wound

Ezra Furman returns with the third single from his upcoming album, Transangelic Exodus which is released on 9th February via Bella Union. “Suck The Blood From My Wound”, features  Ezra’s trademark fiery impassioned vocal which soars and snarls over wonky driving synths  to produce an anthemic, albeit dystopian torch song as “the sun throws a shit eating shine on the moon.” It’s catchy and disconcerting in equal measure. The sense of foreboding and impending menace within the lyrics ends with Ezra screeching ‘ a plague on both your houses!’  And it won’t be until the album is released in full that all the pieces within the concept of the album fall into place. However, Furman is keen that Transangelic Exodus isn’t labelled a  concept album “it’s 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.” 

The narrative thread of the album is described by Furman thus ” 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 the harbouring of angels. The term ‘transangelic’ refers to the fact people become angels because they grow wings. The 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 stigmatised. It’s a theme in American life right now, and other so-called democracies.”

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Ezra has also announced news of a number of UK live dates for May 2018, including his biggest London headline show to date at Brixton Academy… Dates/info below:

Saturday 3rd February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club tickets 

Sunday 4th February – LIVERPOOL – Arts Club tickets

Saturday 10th February – FOLKESTONE – Quarterhouse tickets

Wednesday 23rd May – LONDON – O2 Brixton Academy tickets

Thursday 24th May – BRISTOL – Colston Hall tickets

Sunday 27th May – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall tickets

Monday 28th May –  GLASGOW – O2 ABC Glasgow tickets


Ezra Furman Suck The Blood From My Wound




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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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