Label: bar None Ezra Furman and the Harpoons have released a trio of records over the last few years – all three to critical acclaim. It’s almost no surprise that Furman would branch out on his own. Day of the Dog is a killer record. Everything that had potential in The Year of No Returning (his debut record) is here but in full-form. The experimental nature, the attempts at genre-bending (well, as much as feasibly possible with garage-rock), some tinges of early psychobilly, and the absolute best representation of Furman’s ferocious gravel-laced vocal presence we’ve heard since Mysterious Power’s ‘Bloodsucking Whore’ – it’s as if Furman is finally comfortable with his own song writing. And there’s a saxophone too. Day of the Dog shows us that even if we have lost those Harpoons guys, we’ve been given something potentially even better in Furman’s unfiltered and much more comfortable approach to his own unique brand of unadulterated vitriol.