Ezra Furman has shared 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.
“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.” Check out the video clip via YouTube below.
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 are on sale now. All tour dates can be found below, and more Canadian dates will be announced soon.
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Ezra Furman tour dates
Mon. Nov. 11 – Glasgow, U.K – Queen Margaret Union
Tue. Nov. 12 – Manchester, U.K – Albert Hall
Wed. Nov. 13 – Bristol, U.K – O2 Academy Bristol
Thu. Nov. 14 – London, U.K – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Sat. Nov. 16 – Cologne, DE – Luxor
Sun. Nov. 17 – Berlin, DE – Festsaal Kreuzberg
Tue. Nov. 19 – Paris, FR – LA MAROQUINERIE
Wed. Nov. 20 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Thu. Nov. 21 – Amsterdam, NLD – Paradiso Noord
Sun. Nov. 24 – Copenhagen, DK – VEGA Musikkens Hus – Ideal Bar
Tue. Nov. 26 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
Sat. Feb. 15 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center
Sun. Feb. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Mon. Feb. 17 – Acrata, CA @ Richard’s Goat *
Tue. Feb. 18 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
Wed. Feb. 19 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Theater *
Thu. Feb. 20 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
Sat. Feb. 22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
Sun. Feb. 23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar *
Mon. Feb. 24 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
Tue. Feb. 25 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *
Wed. Feb. 26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
Thu. Feb. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
**w/ Kelley Stoltz
For more information on Ezra Furman, visit ezrafurman.com.