Posted in music on November 10, 2005

On Pitchfork
"...She listed three things she'd like her records to be. She wants to pick it apart and dance to it and weep to it. She didn't have one of those three responses to our record. I'm not sorry about that. Tough shit for her, you know?..."

On Rough Trade
"...No. They were frustrated. It's not actually part of our contract. They just gave us money to record it. Personally I'm frustrated with them for that. They didn't think it was a commercial record...."

Read the whole interview with Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces at EconoCulture.

Previously
Fiery Furnaces @ Northsix, Brooklyn, NY | pics by Joe
Fiery Furnaces in Coney Island, new albums & stuff
Fiery Furnaces @ Bowery BAllroom, NYC | pics
Econo Culture | A Cloud Cult Interview from Tonic

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Comments (4)

tough shit for her i say, Rough Trade is smart in not putting much money behind that steaming turd (and i LIKE FF)

Posted by solace | November 10, 2005 12:03 PM

people should give the record another chance. give it a couple of spins, without focusing too hard on trying to 'get it'. just let play in the background, or as bv suggested, on the drive to work. there are great melodies in there, some memorable choruses, and a somewhat touching and heartfelt narrative. i understand hating the record if you hate the fiery furnances, but i dont really quite understand why so many fans are turning against it.

the album has one of the best songs the band has ever recorded, slavin away. the track's toward the end of the album, and given that most people i've spoken to cant even get through the half way mark, it's safe to say that most are missing out.

they're lost. i just hope the furnances dont get discouraged. the vibe at the northsix show couldnt be more postive, so i guess there is hope.

Posted by Pete M | November 10, 2005 2:07 PM

Musician slams writer in I-can't-handle-criticism shockah...

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2005 2:37 PM

Smart girl. Who says you have to divulge everything about what you made in one go? Let the mystery be and appreciate the shade of the shroud. Who fucking cares what desperate-to-say-they-know-all-about-it music 'journalists' get out of the record?

Posted by tito | November 10, 2005 4:06 PM

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