Posted in music | tour dates on May 4, 2009

Fiery Furnaces

The Fiery Furnaces will be releasing their newest studio album, I'm Going Away, on July 21st on Thrill Jockey Records.

Some facts you should know about the album, provided by the Matt and Eleanor Friedberger...

" I'm Going Away is The Fiery Furnaces' eighth album.
" Made on location in the 88th, 90th and 94th Precincts, NYC at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009.
" Produced by Matthew Friedberger.
" Recorded by and mixed with Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh.
" Drums and percussion: Robert D'Amico.
" Vocals: Eleanor Friedberger.
" Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals: Matthew Friedberger.
" Bass Guitar: Jason Loewenstein.
" Matt and Eleanor are siblings; Bob and Jason are friends who have played with the band since 2005.
" The songs are a Friedberger and Friedberger collaboration!
" Except the title track, which is traditional, arranged by Friedberger & Friedberger.
" Like all the Fiery Furnaces' other albums, I'm Going Away sounds different than all The Fiery Furnaces' other albums.
" Matt wrote most of the tunes. Eleanor wrote most of the words.
" "Charmaine Champagne" is not an R-rated song; Eleanor sings "She's gonna get me folked up, fairly beat."

And - a note from Matt and Eleanor:

All rock music is a sort of dramatic music. And since the times are tough, it makes sense to have that 'drama' be something more like a version of Taxi than something like a version of Titanic. We like Taxi better than Titanic anyway. So we hope that some of the songs on this record can be used as theme songs to folk's own personal versions of Taxi. Because--ideally--the dramatic setting of the music isn't provided by the story or image of the given act or band. It's provided by the lives of the people who use--listen to--the music. That's all kinds of pop music's promise and problem, or danger. So be careful and don't get canceled.

The Fiery Furnaces

The Fiery Furnaces are playing a "Wordless Music" show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on June 11th with Newspeak. Tickets are on sale. All dates, 2 album promo videos, the album tracklist & cover art, below...

Im going away

I'm Going Away - tracklist
01 I'm Going Away
02 Drive To Dallas
03 The End Is Near
04 Charmaine Champagne
05 Cut The Cake
06 Even In The Rain
07 Staring At The Steeple
08 Ray Bouvier
09 Keep Me In Dark
10 Lost At Sea
11 Cups and Punches
12 Take Me Round Again

Fiery Furnaces - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 11 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ Newspeak
Aug 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
Aug 7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Fountain Square w/ Brian Olive
Aug 8 - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
Aug 9 - TBA



Comments (12)

amazing! What is "wordless music" ?

Posted by Corduroy Knickers | May 4, 2009 12:53 PM

"amazing! What is "wordless music" ? "

It's confusing, I know. It's just the title of the series of concerts. You can ignore it. It will be a normal show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 12:55 PM

Posted by Johannes Schygge | May 4, 2009 1:23 PM

The venues they play get smaller and smaller, which is too bad. Looking forward to the album.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 1:54 PM

it is too bad. i'm surprised more people don't get it. FF will always hold a special place in my heart. can't wait for the new album!

Posted by Corduroy Knickers | May 4, 2009 1:59 PM

OMG!! Check out that Jangle band up there! Soooooooo goood! I hope they come to America! PEACE!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 2:05 PM

^1:59-yep, too good for most people to get. matthew and eleanor have a lot of good music left; we won't let them give up --

Posted by donn | May 4, 2009 3:43 PM

It's half-Greek to me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 9:57 PM

they are so wonderfully awkward and absurd. i hope their new album is great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 1:43 AM

Hah, these videos are great. Eleanor looks so surprised when Matt starts signing in the second video. "I FORGOT THE WORDS, I FORGOT THE WORDS!"

I can't wait for this album! I hope they change up the live show, though.

Posted by Paul | May 5, 2009 11:57 AM

aaaaa why don't they have any teen-age admission shows for them??! they ruleee! .... they should like play at Croc Rock er somethin'.

Posted by Strunzy | June 6, 2009 1:42 AM

one of the few truly interesting bands currently working and releasing music. keep on trucking FF.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2009 1:56 AM

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