April 21, 2011

Fiery Furnaces' Solo Output: Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger

Eclectic brother-sister duo The Fiery Furnaces aim to put out a total of 10 albums this year: one by the band, 8 solo records by Matthew Friedberger, and one by Eleanor, who announced today she's signed with Merge Records. The siblings are both highly intellectual and a bit whacky—that's a given. What we've seen with their solo output though is Matthew lean towards a more idiosyncratic and experiemental sound, while Eleanor, on the freshly leaked "My Mistakes," goes straight for the listener's pop jugular with a razor blade. Is that a saxophone solo at the end of "My Mistakes"? Yes, you better believe it. Eleanor's bringing the sax back to rock & roll.

Eleanor Friedberger - "My Mistakes" (from Last Summer)
Matthew Friedberger - "Meet Me In Miramas" (from Meet Me In Miramas)

The Fiery Furnaces

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