Second solo Album from Ezra Furman this fall

Following hot on the heels of the first CD release of his solo debut The Year of No Returning on July 16 by Bar/None Records, Oakland resident Ezra Furman is issuing Day Of the Dog, his second solo effort after a fruitful five year/four album stint leading Boston’s Harpoons. Day Of the Dog was recorded at Studio Ballistico in Chicago, engineered and produced by Tim Sandusky. Day Of the Dog is being released by Bar/None October 8.Day of the Dog sees Furman progressing from the dark chamber-pop and gorgeous balladry of his solo debut and emerging as a stylish, technicolor, pulse-quickening rock provocateur conjuring an intriguing selection of iconic vintage styles. The album was recorded with the members of his regular touring band The Boy-Friends: Sam Durkes – drums, percussion; Ben Joseph – piano, miscellaneous; Jorgen Jorgensen – bass, miscellaneous; Tim Sandusky – saxophone. Furman supplied vocals, guitar, miscellaneous. Throughout the album, there is a sense of bold ambition and grand artistry in the tradition of songwriting giants of the past, but set apart by an undercurrent of deranged, ragged glory.

Ultimately, Ezra parted ways with that band, returned home to Chicago, holed up in an attic recording studio and wrote and recorded thecycle of ten songs, each assigned to particular months of the year, he titled The Year Of No Returning. His aim was the self-professed “lofty goal of real protest.” Initially self-released, The Year Of No Returning was picked up by Bar/None and released for the first time on CD in the Summer of 2013, in conjunction with a full band tour of the East Coast and MidWest.     For Day of the Dog it’s all about the rock ‘n’ roll with some punk panache thrown in. Ezra once again has re-invented himself , this time as an angry young man ready to throw himself on the pyre in search of  the redemption that will follow.