Ratchet your average collegiate folkie up to Born Ruffians levels of nervous tension and you'll approximate Ezra Furman's exhilarating approach. His Harpoons are the rare folk-rock band that rocks more than they folk, and his spastic shouts transform their friendly rave-ups into psychotic singalongs fit for the Gordon Gano-Isaac Brock canon.

Ratchet your average collegiate folkie up to Born Ruffians levels of nervous tension and you'll approximate Ezra Furman's exhilarating approach. His Harpoons are the rare folk-rock band that rocks more than they folk, and his spastic shouts transform their friendly rave-ups into psychotic singalongs fit for the Gordon Gano-Isaac Brock canon.

Furthermore, he has a rare gift for applying those melodies to memorable turns of phrase like "I'm not a monster, I'm a human being/ And I'm the greatest thing you've ever seen." He's definitely worth a trip to The Basement.