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Ezra Furman writes simple songs “for the mind to stretch out in”
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It’s rare nowadays to find sincere protest music worth listening to. Even those elite artists who do make legitimately radical statements in their songs — Downtown Boys, Moor Mother, Special Interest, et al. — mix their full-throated activism with experiments in form. But on her recent single “Book Of Our Names,” Ezra Furman takes a direct swing at capitalism in the style of the earnest folk rockers who shook the structures of power over half a century ago.

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The singer-songwriter concludes a trilogy of albums that included 2018’s Transangelic Exodus and 2019’s Twelve Nudes. The new project, Furman says, is “a queer album for the stage of life when you start to understand that you are not a lone wolf, but depend on finding your family, your people, how you work as part of a larger whole.”

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The way Ezra Furman sings “Do you remember when we thought the world was ending? Seems funny now,” here sounds both hopeful and utterly bleak at the same time. It seems fitting for a song about the cyclical nature of chaos and the role it plays in so many lives. Furman’s new album All Of Us Flames arrives August 26.

Ezra Furman announces new album All Of Us Flames
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‘Ezra Furman has confirmed details of her new record, All Of Us Flames, and shared a new single. Furman’s latest album is due August 26 via ANTI- (Bella Union will release the album outside of North America). It is the third instalment in a trilogy of Furman albums that began with 2018’s Transangelic Exodus and 2019 release Twelve Nudes.’

Ezra Furman’s “Book Of Our Names” is an act of defiance
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‘Last month, Ezra Furman shared “Point Me Toward The Real,” her first solo single since the 2019 release of her fifth solo studio LP, Twelve Nudes. Since that record’s release, she’s been helping soundtrack the British Netflix series Sex Education. Today, she’s back with a powerful new track titled “Book Of Our Names,” sung in the style of protest songs past.’

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and DJ Shadow share “Black Hot Soup” re-write
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“DJ Shadow’s take on “Black Hot Soup” — which follows the new record’s lead singles, “Neu Butterfly (Peaches Remix)” and “Shanghai (The Scientist Dub),” both released last month — is indeed an obliteration of King Gizzard’s characteristically free-wheeling, psych-rock version. Shadow’s “reality” of the track retains elements of the original, but it’s set in his own world of breakbeats and vinyl scratches.”