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June 9, 2009 | Ezra Furman and the Harpoons
Having just returned from filming for La Blogotheque in Paris and playing at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, it seems that Ezra Furman and the Harpoons are building up momentum, and getting noticed. Over the past year, the Harpoons have played some shows as a three-piece, and others with friends filling in on lead guitar. But recently they scored a permanent fix – Andrew Langer, former guitarist for The Redwalls, who joined Adam Abrutyn, Job Mukkada and Ezra Furman as the fourth member of the band.
Last night was the first performance kicking off the band’s month-long residency at Pianos. Although the venue was only sparsely populated for most of the early evening, Pianos’s back room became a lot cozier around 9:45, as the crowd began to anticipate the Harpoons’s set.
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