Ezra Furman and the Harpoons

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Ezra Furman and The Harpoons
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois; Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Genres Indie rock, folk rock
Years active 2006-2011
Associated acts Ezra Furman
Website Official website
Past members Ezra Furman
Job Mukkada
Adam Abrutyn
Andrew Langer

Ezra Furman and the Harpoons were a four-piece rock band active between 2006 and 2011. The band consisted of Ezra Furman (vocals, guitar), Job Mukkada (bass guitar), Adam Abrutyn (drums), and Andrew Langer (guitar). They formed at Tufts University in 2006.


They self-released their first album, Beat Beat Beat in June 2006, which was recorded in a series of college dorm rooms 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.[1] Their second album, Inside the Human Body, was released in October 2008, and was also well received by critics.[2]

After their contract with Minty Fresh Records expired, they released a self-produced album titled Moon Face, which included live recordings and some of Furman'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, Furman would write a song singularly for the purchaser.[3]

Their third studio album, Mysterious Power, was released on April 5, 2011. through Red Parlor Records. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Doug Boehm.[4]

Ezra Furman has since created three solo albums and has toured with his band Ezra Furman and the Boy-Friends.




  • Moon Face: Bootlegs and Road Recordings 2006-2009 (2009)


  1. ^ "Paste:Local Chicago's Best of 2008: Albums & Songs :: Local:Chicago". Pastemagazine.com. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Turn It Up: Top local indies of 2008: Shot Baker, Nachtmystium, Cool Kids". Leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Ezra Furman & the Harpoons — MOON FACE: Bootlegs and Road Recordings 2006 - 2009". Ezrafurman.bigcartel.com. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  4. ^ Conner, Thomas. "Music: Via Chicago", Chicago Sun-Times, 8th April 2011.

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