Ezra Furman explores all types of sonic wonderlands on his latest release, Perpetual Motion People. The album plays with all types of pop and rock sounds in a conglomerative declaration of existence in modern America. Which is to say, his recently released cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “I Can Change” is a bit of a left-hook from an artist known for left-hooks.
Instead of splashing about in all the instrumental joy he could have used, Furman strips everything away and leaves just an acoustic guitar and his reverbing vocals. While the lack of synths mean it’s not as warm as LCD’s original version, the sparseness of it all highlights the intimacy of the lyrics, with Furman expertly hitting those James Murphy highs. Take a listen below.
This version of “I Can Change” is included on a five-track covers EP included with all copies of Perpetual Motion People sold at Rough Trade, which just so happens to be where Furman kicks off his tour tonight. Other cover on the record include Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut”, Melanie’s “The Good Book”, The Replacements’ “Androgynous”, and Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love”.
Find Furman’s complete tour schedule below.
Ezra Furman 2015 Tour Dates:
08/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
08/06 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
08/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy Philly
08/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Lava Lounge
08/10 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
08/11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/07 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/12 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
10/19 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight 2
10/20 – Dublin, IE @ Academy
10/21 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds University Union
10/22 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10/24 – Ghent, BE @ Charlatan
10/25 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephéemre
10/27 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
11/01 – Zaragoza, ES @ Centro Musical y Artistico Las Armas
11/02 – Madrid, ES @ Sala El Sol
11/03 – Valencia, ES @ La Rambleta
11/04 – Barcelona, ES @ Sidecar
11/07 – Lausenne, CH @ La Romandie Rock Club
11/08 – Zürich, CH @ Exil
11/09 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
11/14 – Bristol, UK @ Academy Bristol
11/15 – Liverpool, UK @ The Theatre at Arts Club
11/16 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla
11/17 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow School of Art
11/18 – Nottingham, UK @ The Glee Club