On April 5th, Ezra Furman & The Harpoons will release their third studio album, Mysterious Power. Produced by Doug Boehm (French Kicks, Starsailor), the album is their first for Red Parlor Records, which is distributed in the U.S. by ADA, a part of the Warner Music Group. Ezra Furman & The Harpoons will play shows at SXSW and embark on a U.S. tour thereafter. Dates will be announced shortly.
On Mysterious Power, Furman employs the same open-chest honesty that drew ire for Ginsberg’s Howl and spawned speculation of Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel as he pines for his “Wild Rosemarie” in the opening track and recounts bouts of transience he experienced while making the album. The Harpoons – Job Mukkada (bass), Adam Abrutyn (drums) and Andrew Langer (guitar) – deftly toy with dynamics, soldering rockabilly rhythm and love-struck doo-wop sensibility with punk rock ferocity and providing Furman’s fervent lyrical talk with a powerful dose of musical walk.