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*Limited Edition variants cannot be guaranteed. They will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If limited edition variants are no longer available, you will receive the standard edition.*
*Limited to 1 Indie Exclusive copy per person.*
Label: Bella Union
Ezra Furman follows his "layered, baroque pop melodrama" (Billboard), Transangelic Exodus, with Twelve Nudes. Continuing on the same wavelength, this "spiritually queer" punk record is both incendiary and inspiring. Across the album, Furman channels pent-up energy, distinguished by sharp, lacerating observations, confessions and proclamations. Twelve Nudes was recorded quickly in Oakland in the of Fall 2018 and was mixed by venerated producer John Congleton (Sharon Van Etten, St. Vincent). The result is less stereotypical punk and more raw, raucous rock'n'roll. The album has two spiritual heroes - the late great punk Jay Reatard and Canadian writer and philosopher Anne Carson. The title stems directly from Carson, who used the term "nudes" to describe the meditations she used to deal with intense pain in her life. Throughout Twelve Nudes, Furman uses both personal and outward experiences to communicate intense frustration.
- Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone
- Evening Prayer aka Justice
- Transition From Nowhere to Nowhere
- Rated R Crusaders
- I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
- My Teeth Hurt
- In America
- What Can You Do But Rock n Roll