May 10th, 2022

Ezra FurmanEzra Furman announces her new record, All of Us Flames, out August 26th via ANTI-, and unveils the cathartic lead single, “Forever In Sunset.” Inside the world of All of Us Flames, the end of the patriarchal capitalist empire seems both imminent and inevitable, a turn down a path we can’t see yet but can’t avoid, either. Produced by John Congleton, All of Us Flames unleashes Furman’s songwriting in an open, vivid sound whose boldness heightens the music’s urgency.

“Forever In Sunset” peers past the scorch of the apocalypse into a vision of collective survival, tracing the ways outcast people can make each other real through mutual belief. The synth-streaked rallying call is presented alongside a gorgeous and tender video directed by Noel Paul.

“The biggest influence on the lyrics of this song is a conversation I had with a friend of mine. When Covid was first hitting, she was talking to me a lot about how ready she felt. She was like, ‘people who have been comfortable in life are freaking out right now. But queer people like me have been in crisis before. I grew up poor and my family kicked me out when I was a teenager. My world has already ended plenty of times before, and we queers know what to do: we take care of each other, we help each other out, we have a network of support for the crises we know will hit us from time to time.’

And then she lost her job and ended up moving in with me and my family for like three months. And she was right, we were okay and we were taking care of each other.

That influenced a lot of what the whole record is about. But ‘Forever in Sunset’ is specifically a woman who’s been through some shit speaking to a new lover who is becoming attached to them, trying to warn the lover about how she is trouble, about how she has been through crises and they will come again. And that’s just how she lives, never settled, never safe, but also never defeated/finished – “forever in sunset.”

Sometimes it feels like crisis is hitting more and more of the general population. They think the world is ending. But people who have been through a personal apocalypse or two have something to teach them. The world doesn’t end, shit just happens and if we don’t die we have to take care of each other.”

– Ezra Furman on “Forever In Sunset”

Ezra Furman Tour Dates

Thu. May 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *

Sat. May 21 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *

Mon. May 23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *

Tue. May 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre *

Wed. May 25 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

Thu. May 26 – Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective *

Sat. May 28 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *

Mon. May 30 – Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp *

Tue. May 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *

Wed. Jun. 1 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

Thu. Jun. 9 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom (Ezra Solo)

Thu. Jul. 21  – Valencia, ES @ Diversity Festival

Sun. Jul. 24 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling Festival

Sun. Aug. 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom ^

Tues. Aug. 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ UWM Panther Arena ^

Wed. Aug. 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^

Thu. Aug. 18 – Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival

Tues. Aug  23 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh International Festival

Mon. Sep. 12 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa  !

Tue. Sep. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Rec Room  !

Wed. Sep. 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch !

Thu. Sep. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small’s !

Fri. Sep. 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar !

Sun. Sep. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts !

Mon. Sep. 19 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom !

Tue. Sep. 20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair  !

Wed. Sep. 21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall !

Thu. Sep. 22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

Mon. Oct. 31 – Bruges, BE @ Cactus Club

Tue. Nov. 1 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo

Wed. Nov. 2 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg

Thu. Nov. 3 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich

Sat. Nov. 5 – Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche

Sun. Nov. 6 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaaal Kreutzberg

Mon. Nov. 7 – Prague, CZ @ Roxy

Tue. Nov. 8 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Wien

Wed. Nov. 9 – Graz, AT @ Dom Im Berg

Sat. Nov. 12 – Fribourg, CH @ Fri-Son

Sun. Nov. 13 – Munich, DE @ Freiheitshalle

Mon. Nov. 14 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom

Wed. Nov. 16 – Brighton, UK @ St Georges Church

Thu. Nov. 17 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse

Sat. Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill

Mon. Nov. 21 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz

 * w/ Grace Cummings

^ w/ Jack White

! w/ Art Moore

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March 2nd, 2022

Grace Cummings

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings just released her self-produced sophomore album entitled Storm Queen, out now on ATO. The artist will finally hit North America beginning with a line-up of performances and showcases at this year’s SXSW. Following her week in Austin, she’ll hit the road supporting Ezra Furman. Today, she also shares a video for “Heaven,” live with her band from Melbourne.

2022 Tour Dates

3/2/22 – Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne Recital Centre

3/3/22 – Castlemaine, Australia – Theatre Royal

3/4/22 – Meeniyan, Australia – Meeniyan Town Hall

3/5/22 – Canberra, Australia – Canberra Theatre

3/9/22 – London, UK – St.Matthias Church

3/14- 3/20/22 – Austin, TX – SXSW

2022 SXSW Schedule

3/15/22 – ATC Live! British Embassy Showcase – Cedar Street Courthouse

3/16/22 – Sounds Australia – Australia House  – 1:00 PM

3/16/22  – All Together Now – Hotel St. Cecilia – 3:00 PM

3/17/22 – Gorilla vs Bear – Las Perlas – 10:00 PM

3/18/22 – Official SXSW Showcase – St. David’s Church – 7:30 PM

3/1/22 – South By San Jose – Hotel San Jose – 1:00 PM

2022 North American Tour Dates

*w/ Ezra Furman

5/19/22 – Los Angeles,CA – Teragram Ballroom*

5/21/22 – San Francisco,CA – August Hall*

5/23/22 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*

5/24/22 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre*

5/25/22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*

5/26/22 – Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective*

5/28/22 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre*

5/30/22 – Des Moines, IA – Gas Lamp*

5/31/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line*

6/01/22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*

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January 11th, 2022

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings will release her self-produced sophomore album entitled Storm Queen this week. Before Friday, Cummings shares a final taste of the forthcoming record. “Raglan” is an homage to the street where Cummings’ rides her bike to visit her friends. “Jesse Williams recorded this song in his tiny studio on Raglan Street on a freezing winter’s day. It was nice to all be crammed in there to play this live with everyone because it kept me so warm,” she explains. “This song really makes me smile, as a lot of memories came out of that place. So many parties ended at that studio with someone putting on Bob Dylan as the sun came up.”

Storm Queen will be released on January 14th on ATO Records, and follows Cummings’ understated debut album Refuge Cove, which was released in 2019 via King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Flightless Records.

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December 7th, 2021

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings will release her self-produced sophomore album entitled Storm Queen next month via ATO Records. Today she shares the breathtaking title track off of the album, with an equally compelling music video that will make you feel as if you’re caught in Cummings’ storm.

“This song was the last one I wrote for the album, very quickly before recording,” Grace Cummings says of “Storm Queen.” “The song is also my favourite track on the whole album. Harry Cooper on the baritone and Cahill Kelly on the piano helped me make the song I had in my head come to life. They trusted my gut, even when things were sounding a bit freaky and it was unclear if my vision for the song would come together. I wanted this track to be fucking raw, and ugly, and full of gunfire, and dirt, and ruin. And it turned out even bigger than I’d imagined.”

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November 10th, 2021

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings has released a new single and music video for “Up In Flames,” from her forthcoming, self-produced sophomore album. Storm Queen will be released on January 14th on ATO Records, and follows Cummings’ understated debut album Refuge Cove, which was released in 2019 via King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Flightless Records. “I wrote this song on the day Notre Dame burned down. I like that I can trace this song back to the exact day with a little time stamp like that,” says Cummings of the new single. “It reminded me of a time I remember very well, standing on the sand at Jan Juc Beach looking into the ocean. Every wave that came in to the shore was thick and black. I went and looked closer at the water and it was full of scorched gum leaves.”

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September 28th, 2021

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, producer and accomplished stage actor Grace Cummings announces today that she has signed with ATO Records, who will release her forthcoming, self-produced sophomore album. Storm Queen will be released on January 14th on ATO Records.

In celebration of the album announcement, Grace Cummings shares the record’s first single and album opener. On the majestic “Heaven,” which was recorded in one take.

Cummings explains. “To me talking about God or Mother Mary is a way of labeling something beautiful that I don’t understand, something that’s not quite a part of the world we live in.

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