When the Fiery Friedbergers gave us “Ex Guru” in video form, we found ourselves stranded in the forest with some shadowy ascetic types and mystical kitties. This time around, in the Moses Berkson-directed “Navy Nurse,” Eleanor goes it solo, doing some sort of young woman and the sea thing, reading on a ferry, doing underwater ballet, playing solitaire, and hanging out on a rocky coast, only some birds (real, statuary) and passing strangers for company. Why so lonesome? Remember, this is Widow City.

Good to see at least a couple smiles in there, but one thing: There are all sorts of water vessels — tankers, steamers, barges, speeders, sail — but not a sign of a blueberry boat. At least Eleanor’s bathing suit is the right color.

Widow City is out on Thrill Jockey. Europeans and North Americans, take note:

11/15 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
11/16 – Bern, Switzerland @ Dampfzentrale
11/17 – Milan, Italy @ Musicdrome
11/18 – Munich, Germany @ 59to1
11/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Flex
11/21 – Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
11/22 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
11/24 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
11/25 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
11/26 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
11/27 – Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
11/29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
11/30 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
12/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/10 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
12/11 – Montreal, Quebec @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire
12/12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace
12/13 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
12/14-12/15 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium (Thrill Jockey 15th Anniversary Celebration)

Comments (4)
  1. Thom  |   Posted on Nov 15th, 2007 0

    I think I’m in love.

  2. Ryan  |   Posted on Nov 16th, 2007 0

    Love the Fiery Furnaces. This video is pretty

  3. kj  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2007 0

    i thought that could be catalina then i saw the eagles and i knew it. i love eleanor a lot but i really wish matthew would show his pretty face too.

  4. Harry Potter  |   Posted on Dec 28th, 2007 0

    I’m in her bag!

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