Ezra Furman – Restless year (from the album Perpetual motion people, Bella Union)

Fantastic opening gambit from the lipsticked one which picks up from where his last album left off.

That is to say, rollicking between the eyes Violet Femmesesque rock and roll complete with fuzz bass, doo wop vocals and pots and pans percussion.

These lines, roared in gravelly tones, are as good a way as any to sum up Furman’s manifesto -

Making the rounds in my five dollar dress
I can’t go home though I’m not homeless
I’m just another savage in the wilderness
And if you can’t come down you can listen to this

There’s also pencil thin garage rock organ, Dostoyevsky and meditations on death.

It’s thrilling hip-shaking brain-tickling stuff.


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