20:00 Postgarage 1st
AK: 27 € // VVK: 21 € // Mitglied: 20 €
Indiepartment präseniert: EZRA FURMAN
30.04.2020 | postgarage
“This is our punk record,” says Ezra Furman, introducing his new album 12 Nudes, yet another incendiary and inspiring classic from the singer/songwriter/guitarist/bandleader.
“We made it in Oakland, quickly. We drank and smoked. Then we made the loud parts louder. I hurt my voice screaming. This was back in 2018, when things were bad in the world. The songs are naked with nothing to hide.”
Immediate proof is offered by ‘CalmDown’(aka ‘I Should Not Be Alone’), the album’s insanely catchy opening track and lead single, bound up in a compact two minutes and 22 seconds. “’Calm Down’
is so desperate, and not what I want to say about the world,” says Furman. “I think we curate our reactions to current news because
we’re overwhelmed by how bad it is, and I noticed I was suppressing how bad I truly felt.I wanted music that gave me permission to feel howit felt to live in a broken world, which punk rock does.”
Furman’s preceding album, 2018’sTransangelic Exodus, was “an angry and fearful and pent-up reaction to events too,” he recalls. “But it was a carefully written and recorded version; we took a lot of time with edits and overdubs. I knew I wanted I make this album quickly and not spend time thinking how to play the songs.
12 Nudes is a ‘body’ more than a ‘mind’ record - more animal than intellectual.,And by affirming negativity, it gives you energy, to reject stuff. There’s more space for positivity.”