Ezra Furman

From18 December 2018to28 July 2019

Ezra Furman


Ezra Furman is an American alternative and indie singer, songwriter and musician, the frontman of the bands Ezra Furman & the Boy-Friends, and Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, hailing from Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Ezra Furman and the Harpoons formed in 2006 at Tufts University in Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S. with a line-up consisting of guitarist and vocalist Furman, bassist Job Mukkada, drummer Adam Abrutyn, and guitarist Andrew Langer. The band’s debut release came in June 2006 with the full length “Beat Beat Beat” recorded in a selection of college dorm rooms, produced and engineered by Jahn Sood and Dave Kant. With the success of the album, the group toured around parts of the U.S. and caught the attention of producer Brian Deck.

Ezra Furman and the Harpoons subsequently signed with Minty Fresh Records for two records and released their debut album proper “Banging Down the Doors” in August 2007. The album earned critical acclaim from parts of the music press and was supported by an extensive national tour. Ezra and the Harpoons returned to the studio once again to produce their sophomore album “Inside the Human Body” in October 2008, later followed by the independently released “Moon Song” in 2011. The latter album was noted for Furman writing and sending a personalized song to the purchaser of the album and was succeeded by the album “Mysterious Power” in 2011.

After touring in support of “Mysterious Power” Furman decided to pursue a solo career. Released with the help of funding acquired via a Kickstarter campaign, “The Year of No Returning” arrived in February 2012. By the year’s end, however, Ezra signed with Bar/None Records who re-released the album in mid-2013. Furman then formed Ezra Furman & the Boy-Friends as his touring band, with the addition of keyboardist and guitarist Ben Joseph, bassist Jorgen Jorgensen, drummer Sam Durkes, and saxophonist Tim Sandusky. Forman’s subsequent solo effort “Day of the Dog” was later released in 2012, supported with extensive touring including a number of sold out shows in the UK.

Tuesday 18 December 2018
Ezra Furman
Slim’s, San Francisco, CA, US

Friday 26 July 2019 – Sunday 28 July 2019
Ezra Furman
Deer Shed Festival 2019
Baldersby Park, Thirsk, UK

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