Posted in music | tour dates on August 22, 2013

video by Jessica Amaya, Albert Amaya, David Andrako and Chris La Putt; photos by Jessica Amaya

Eleanor Friedberger

What has being "Eleanor Friedberger" brought you that being a Fiery Furnace hasn't?

Eleanor Friedberger: Well, if it doesn't sound too corny, it's helped me tremendously... become a more well-rounded person. Doing things with my brother, I was very quick to let him take over. It becomes more obvious to me now as time has passed. I think it's about getting older too, but I feel so much more in control of what's happening. I have so much fun onstage now and I don't remember feeling that way before. Not that it was the opposite of fun, but it was something else. It was really tense... really hard. Fiery Furnaces shows were so physical, like a sporting event. Now I have fun on stage and I hope that's apparent. It's a very different feeling for me.

Eleanor Friedberger has been busy since the release of her second solo album, Personal Record. She's done a headlining tour of North America (including a hometown show at MHOW), and she's about to head to Europe to do the same. And when she returns she'll go out on the road opening on Colin Meloy's upcoming solo tour, including the NYC show at Town Hall on November 1. Tickets to that show are still available.

In the midst of all this, Eleanor also found time to appear on the sixth installment of our BV Studio Sessions recorded at Butler Recording in Bushwick. She and her band performed "My Own World," "Singing Time" and "Roosevelt Island." Big thanks to Jessica Amaya, Albert Amaya, David Andrako and Chris La Putt for making this look (and sound) great. Dig into Eleanor's set at the bottom of this post.

If you missed them, Ski Lodge was our first BV Studio SessionField Mouse was the second, Ex Cops the third, Noun the fourth and Savoir Adore the fifth. There are more to come.

Pictures from Eleanor's BV Sessions, the videos, and her upcoming tour schedule are all below.

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My Own World

Singing Time

Roosevelt Island

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Eleanor Friedberger - 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 29 - Night and Day - Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 30 - Lodestar Festival - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Aug 31 - Sneaky Pete's - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sep 01 - Broadcast - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 02 - The Cluny - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sep 03 - Bush Hall - London, United Kingdom
Sep 04 - Glaz Arts Festival - Paris, France
Sep 06 - Ekko - Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 01 - Town Hall New York, NY*
Nov 02 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA*
Nov 04 - Somerville Theatre - Somerville, MA*
Nov 05 - Lincoln Theatre - Washington, DC*
Nov 06 - Carolina Theatre of Durham - Durham, NC*
Nov 08 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA*
Nov 09 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY*
Nov 11 - Park West - Chicago, IL*
Nov 12 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI*
Nov 13 - The Woman's Club - Minneapolis, MN*
* - w/ Colin Meloy

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Comments (19)

I like Eleanor very much.

Posted by bryontreece | August 22, 2013 11:16 AM

My Mistakes was a pretty rad song, I'll give her that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 1:31 PM

learn how to sing, learn how to tune your guitar.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 1:40 PM

^shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 2:27 PM

she's great. so were fiery furnaces. people just ragged on them for the sake of ragging on them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 2:32 PM

2:32-right-they dared to be different, creative, not cookie cutter. LLFF.

Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2013 2:44 PM

I had the pleasure of seeing Eleanor in Detroit twice. I am sad that she is not stopping by again however I will catch her soon enough in the future. She is a very lovely person.

Posted by amy | August 22, 2013 4:25 PM

^ok?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 6:48 PM

She made me hummus one time, and then tucked me in while I fell asleep eating it in bed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 7:19 PM

Really liking this series.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 7:58 PM

what do you think her asshole looks like?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 8:15 PM

"What has being "Eleanor Friedberger" brought you that being a Fiery Furnace hasn't?"

I wish the guy was hitting on her, but sadly its the band name damn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 8:20 PM

^8:15, cracks me up every time

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 8:21 PM

This chick isn't fit to give Grimes mani -pedis.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 9:20 PM

^ ok?

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2013 9:46 PM

One of My Favorites !! ♥

Posted by Anthony | January 30, 2014 10:58 AM

I love the bassist's voice, so heavenly, I want to hear more from her.

Posted by Adams | February 6, 2014 11:59 AM

cute

Posted by chris | February 11, 2014 8:02 PM

Yea, i agree in sad that she is not stopping by again however I will catch her soon enough in the future

Posted by massagem curitiba | April 10, 2014 3:30 PM

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