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From 2003 until 2011, over the span of six studio albums, an EP, a double-disc live extravaganza, and hundreds of catalog-recombinant shows, the Oak Park, Illinois-reared siblings Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger wrought a polarizing, idiosyncratic iconography; by and large, audiences were either reveling in the cavalcade of inside jokes, or they were resolutely weren’t. … More »

Last month, Eleanor Friedberger released Personal Record, her second solo album and the follow-up to her excellent 2011 offering, Last Summer. While Friedberger rose to fame working with her brother to craft tunes as the Fiery Furnaces, she co-wrote this album with Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding). The result is a sophomore album filled… More »

Next month Eleanor Friedberger will release Personal Record — her second solo album and the follow up to her excellent 2011 offering, Last Summer. Co-written with Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding), Friedberger’s sophomore solo outing further showcases her ability to write warm, ebullient pop songs and infuse them with lyrics that are not only… More »

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Stream Eleanor Friedberger New View

Eleanor Friedberger made a grand return last year when she released a video featuring a new song called "False Alphabet City." The track was used…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 14, 2016 - 10:07 am
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Eleanor Friedberger – “Sweetest Girl” Video

Last year, Eleanor Friedberger announced the release of her third solo album, New View, with "He Didn't Mention His Mother," and today she's shared another…
James Rettig | January 6, 2016 - 10:35 am
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Eleanor Friedberger – “He Didn’t Mention His Mother” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Since breaking off from the Fiery Furnaces a few years back, Eleanor Friedberger's reinvented herself as a singer-songwriter quite effortlessly. She gave us a new…
Charles Innis | December 3, 2015 - 9:57 am

Watch Eleanor Friedberger Play “Auld Lang Syne” On Wine Glasses For Segura Viudas

Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger, one half of the sadly-on-hiatus Fiery Furnaces along with her brother Matthew, announced her new album New View and shared its first…
Peter Helman | November 29, 2015 - 9:27 pm

Eleanor Friedberger – “He Didn’t Mention His Mother”

Earlier this month, Eleanor Friedberger, the whip-smart singer-songwriter and (formerly?) half of the Fiery Furnaces, came out with a new song called "False Alphabet City."
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2015 - 11:19 am
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Eleanor Friedberger – “False Alphabet City” Video

Eleanor Friedberger just premiered her first new single since 2013's Personal Record, titled "False Alphabet City." It also marks Friedberger's first release since signing to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 11:11 am
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Watch Alexis Krauss, Carrie Brownstein, Cass McCombs, Eleanor Friedberger, Sia, & More In Joan Jett’s Voting For Women’s Rights PSA

Joan Jett recruited a whole bunch of people to appear in her women's rights PSA that encourages people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
James Rettig | October 28, 2014 - 10:36 pm
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Watch Eleanor Friedberger’s Lucky Brand Jeans Spot

Eleanor Friedberger is the subject of a new commercial for Lucky Brand Jeans for their #standout campaign. The Fiery Furnaces singer stars in a commercial…
James Rettig | October 27, 2014 - 10:11 am

Public Access TV – “Rebounder” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Public Access TV is a New York pop-rock trio fronted by John Eatherly, a former member of the great Nashville teenage punk troublemakers Be Your…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Beck’s Song Reader CD Tracklist Revealed: Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

As previously speculated, Beck is finally releasing an official version of his 2012 sheet music album Song Reader at the end of the month. Beck…
James Rettig | July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm
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Watch Eleanor Friedberger Sit In With The 8G Band On Late Night With Seth Meyers

Although Late Night With Seth Meyers has scaled back its musical component, Fred Armisen's 8G Band still comprises a number of indie rock veterans, and…
Chris DeVille | April 8, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Eleanor Friedberger – “My Own World” Video

The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger gave us the supremely likable solo album Personal Record earlier this year, and she's now made four videos with the…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2013 - 10:33 am

Eleanor Friedberger – “When I Knew” Video

Eleanor Friedberger, who recently stopped by Stereogum HQ to perform a few songs, has released a video for Personal Record track "When I Knew." The…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 3, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Stereogum Sessions: Eleanor Friedberger

Welcome to another Stereogum Sessions. In our last edition, we saw Small Black perform in their dark practice space (that was also the location of…
Stereogum | August 19, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Watch Eleanor Friedberger Play Fallon

Last month, the Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger released Personal Record, a lush, incisive, and utterly winning solo album, a more straightforward and immediate piece of…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2013 - 10:34 am

Eleanor Friedberger – “She’s A Mirror”

Eleanor Friedberger's "She's A Mirror" is a song about mysterious infatuation. In an interview with Rookie Mag, where the song premiered, she said, "it’s about…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 14, 2013 - 10:43 am

Eleanor Friedberger – “Stare At The Sun” Video

Eleanor Friedberger has delivered the video Personal Best single "Stare At The Sun." The clip features intermittent live shots, an ASL translator, and a very…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 10, 2013 - 11:01 am
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