Ezra Furman turns in acoustic cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “I Can Change” — listen

From a five-track covers EP exclusively at Rough Trade


    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

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