LIMITED EDIION YELLOW COLOURED VINYL
"This is our punk record," says Ezra Furman, introducing his new album Twelve 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 Calm Down (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 how it felt to live in a broken world, which punk rock does."
Furman's preceding album, 2018's Transangelic 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. Twelve 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."
This LP format is pressed on yellow coloured vinyl.
FURMAN , EZRA - TWELVE NUDES (COLOURED VINYL)
- Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone
- Evening Prayer aka Justice
- Transition from Nowhere to Nowhere
- Rated R Crusaders
- I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
- My Teeth Hurt
- In America
- What Can You Do But Rock 'n' Roll