Ezra Furman and his band

Ezra Furman and his band

Heligoats

Fri, December 28, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

Ezra Furman and his band
Ezra Furman and his band
Ezra Furman & his band are a four-piece rock band composed of Ezra Furman (vocals, guitar) , Job Mukkada (bass guitar), Adam Abrutyn (drums), and Andrew Langer (guitar). In June 2006, they self-released their first album, Beat Beat Beat, which was recorded in a series of college dorm rooms at Tufts University and engineered by former band member, Jahn Sood and Dave Kant from Outtake Records. In August 2007, the group signed with Minty Fresh Records for a two album contract and released their debut album Banging Down the Doors, produced by Brian Deck for Minty Fresh Records. Banging Down The Doors was met with critical acclaim, making several best of 2007 lists. Their second album, Inside the Human Body, was released in October 2008, and was also well received by critics. After their contract with Minty Fresh Records expired, they released a self-produced album titled Moon Face, which included live recordings and some of Ezra's solo work. When the album was ordered through the band's website, one could include a small passage about themselves, and as an addition to the album, the band would write a song singularly for the purchaser. After a flood of album sales, the band released the "green" edition of Moon Face, which did not include the custom track for a cheaper price.
During their years at Tufts University, they played shows on the weekends in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, and during the summers they toured around the United States. Currently, Ezra often plays solo shows, including songs from the band's albums and his solo work.
Heligoats
Heligoats
"Chris Otepka sounds somewhat like Built To Spill's Doug Martsch, but also like the Mountain Goat John Darnielle with his sincere and nasal voice ... a sense of perspective that trumps most navel gazing indie rockers." -- SPIN

We all know that "long-awaited" is overused in band bios, but ask any hardcore Heligoats or Troubled Hubble fans and they will tell you they've worn out the edges of their seats waiting for the newest release from Chris Otepka, the man behind The Heligoats. On this EP, Otepka takes you to a deeper, darker place than on any of his previous endeavors. With the help of veteran musicians such as Kenny Aronoff, Michael Levin, Kara Eubanks, and more, The Heligoats' arrangements become alive, growing and moving with the vocals and melody.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com