Ezra Furman releases a video for “Thermometer,” a track from her “potent, impatient record” (Bandcamp) Twelve Nudes, released last month via Bella Union, and announces a US tour.
Throughout “Thermometer”, Furman’s vocals are defiant and ragged, matched by loud, lively instrumentation. The accompanying video shows Furman in various settings – shaving her legs, riding her bike across town, reading a book – with a hazy, old-school filter.
Listen to “Evening Prayer” here…
“‘Thermometer’ was inspired by touring with the inimitable So So Glos back in 2014, wondering if I could write anthems like theirs,” says Furman. “It’s called ‘Thermometer’ because as artists it’s our job to check the temperature of the surrounding culture and try to respond with the appropriate musical medicine. Right now we’re all running so hot the mercury is breaking the glass.”
Furman will tour in support of Twelve Nudes early next year. She will bring her live show across western North America. Tickets for newly-announced dates go on sale Friday September 20th at 10am PST. All tour dates can be found below.
Buy your copy of ‘Twelve Nudes’ here…
Praise for Twelve Nudes:
“The record is as raw as a scraped knee and more furious than a woman scorned, a brick through the window of our reactionary era that draws inspiration from the equally pissed-off first wave of punk rock.” – The A.V. Club
“The songwriter’s most direct and brash album yet has no time for saxophones or keyboards. She gives specific, unpoetic examples and doesn’t mince words.” – Pitchfork
“One of 2019’s most nail-biting rushes.” – Consequence of Sound
“ The album is the work of an artist with a keen sense of his own capabilities, and it’s a fitting soundtrack to a world in turmoil.” – Paste
“A fantastic, filthy, punk rock record that offers to cement Furman’s growing reputation as one of the best and, coincidentally, most important artists working today..” – Under the Radar
Watch the video for “Thermometer’ here: