Fiery Furnaces played Brooklyn Steel with Fred Armisen (pics, setlist, video)
Having taken a 10-year hiatus, Eleanor & Matthew Friedberger reignited their band Fiery Furnaces for Pitchfork Festival and are now playing a few shows this fall, the first of which happened at Brooklyn Steel on Saturday (11/13). The super-powered six piece, two-drummer lineup of the band -- with Brian Betancourt, Noah Hecht, Emily Lee and Cameron Wisch augmenting Eleanor and Matthew -- sounded fantastic on Saturday as they played a 20-song set that included everything from poppy singles like "Tropical Ice-Land," "Single Again" and "Here Comes the Summer" to more experimental material from Blueberry Boat and Rehearsing My Choir.
Fiery Furnaces had some unique items at the merch table, including vinyl copies of their albums that were from their own personal stashes, and knit hats made by Eleanor and Matthew's mom.
Fred Armisen opened the show, doing a version of the "standup for musicians" act he's been doing for a while now. Pictures of his set and the whole night by P Squared are below, along with Fiery Furnaces' setlist and fan-taken video from their set.
SETLIST: The Fiery Furnaces @ Brooklyn Steel 11/13/2021
Two Fat Feet
I'm Going Away
Benton Harbor Blues
My Dog Was Lost but Now He's Found
The Garfield El
Chief Inspector Blancheflower Pt 1
I'm in No Mood
Don't Dance Her Down
The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
Down At The So And So And Somewhere
Duplexes of the Dead
Here Comes the Summer
My Egyptian Grammar