Ezra Furman is easily one of the most unique artists working today. With the absolutely incredible Big Fugitive Life Furman continued his habit of creating off kilter pop with some of the most solid songwriting of his career. Furman is bringing his equally spectacular show to Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 9th, so naturally we asked him for a sampling of the jams that get him through tour. Check out the killer playlist below and be sure to grab tickets to the show, we promise you won’t regret it.
Everybody Wants To Love You – Japanese Breakfast
We played two shows with this band in Europe and I can’t stop listening to their record. When you play shows with lots of different bands you meet some brilliant musicians.
Foot – Krill
This is my brothers band at their most strange and fierce – a force not to be fucked with.
Dilaudid – The Mountain Goats
He might be the best songwriter living. As good as the best fiction.
True Trans Soul Rebel – Against Me!
I relate a little too much. What an intense song, so true to some of my own inner life.
You’ve Got Yr Cherry Bomb – Spoon
Dimed Out – Titus Andronicus
The best punk song about the manic feeling of invincibility, something I often feel on tour when we’re really killing it.
Marked – EMA
So fucking real.
The Road – Jackson Browne
Songs about touring can be cheesy, but when you’re actually on a tour sometimes they just get you.
Cities – Talking Heads
You can tell they were touring hard. Matches the frantic pace of my international travels.
Love and Mercy – Brian Wilson
I became so addicted to this song one tour that I was skipping things I had to do just to listen to it three more consecutive times. So beautiful.