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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. “There are candidates running for office this November that have backwards views on women’s rights,” she says at the end of the video. “If you care about our right to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 10:36 pm

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 and appears in a few photos for the clothing company. She begins the ad by taking about herself in the third-person, which is a weird thing to do: “Eleanor Friedberger… More »

By: 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 Own Pet who later served as a sideman for the likes of Eleanor Friedberger, Smith Westerns, The Virgins, and Chairlift. Friedberger recently shouted him out in NME:… More »

By: 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 will only be performing one song (“Heaven’s Ladder”) himself and the rest of the songs will be interpreted by other artists, including Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Fun., father/son team Tweedy,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm

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 last night they added one extra. Fiery Furnaces frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger sat in with Armisen and the band throughout last night’s broadcast. Watch Friedberger rock out bumper-style below; Armisen introduce… More »

By: 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 reliably funny director Scott Jacobson. The latest of those is for the Personal Record song “My Own World,” and it stars indie actress Kate Lyn Sheil as a young woma… More »

By: 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 clip was directed and animated by Ryan Junell and features a carefree Friedberger mostly frolicking in the grass in red, white, and blue (well, Canadian tuxedo) outfits. Check it out… More »

By: 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 now-defunct interview and performance show Juan’s Basement) but this time around, we head back into our own studio with Fiery Furnaces frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger. She joined us to do stripped… More »

By: Stereogum / August 19, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Turntable Interview: Eleanor Friedberger

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 »

By: Melissa Locker / July 11, 2013 - 12:30 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 music than anything she’s ever recorded with her brother Matthew. And last night, Friedberger was the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where she rocked a Kentucky tuxedo… More »

By: 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 obsession and it’s about seduction and I like how it’s very vague in terms of whose perspective is being told, where it is coming from. At the end I kind… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 14, 2013 - 10:43 am

Q&A: Fiery Furnaces Frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger Discusses Her Brand New Personal Record

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 7, 2013 - 4:07 pm

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 awesome dog. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 10, 2013 - 11:01 am

Eleanor Friedberger – “Stare At The Sun”

The Fiery Furnaces’ Eleanor Friedberger has made a new solo album called Personal Record, one that she co-wrote with the musician and writer Wesley Stace (who records as John Wesley Harding). The album arrives this summer, and the first single “Stare At The Sun” is a wordy, gently rollicking track that recalls ’70s studio-rock without… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Stream McSweeney’s Flaming Lips Radio Show Feat. Ed Droste, Will Sheff, Bill Callahan & More

Here’s another thing that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne can cross off of his increasingly insane to-do list: Record an hour-long radio drama about the human-head-shaped tumor on the inside of his leg. Coyne teamed up with McSweeney’s, KCRW, and producer Richard Parks to put together the show, entitled Wayne Coynes Human Head Shaped Tumor. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2012 - 9:57 am

Eleanor Friedberger – “I Won’t Fall Apart On You Tonight” Video

Eleanor Friedberger goes for a “haunted darkroom” kind of aura with her new video, a clip for the grooving “I Won’t Fall Apart On You Tonight.” Matt Asti directs. Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 10, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Eleanor Friedberger – “Heaven” Video

Eleanor Friedberger’s Last Summer is one of 2011’s most underrated releases — here’s “My Mistakes” from that affair –… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 30, 2012 - 1:41 pm

4Knots Festival 2011 Recap

The first annual 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 16th succeeded in turning South Street Seaport — usually picturesque, tourist-clogged shopping plaza — into an enjoyable venue for an afternoon of rock-centric music. As a replacement for Coney Island’s Siren Fest, a summer music staple for the last decade, this year’s one-stage, six-band lineup wa… More »

By: Andrew Frisicano / July 18, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Eleanor Friedberger – “My Mistakes”

This is Eleanor Friedberger’s first solo album after recording eight with her brother Matthew as Fiery Furnaces. Her distinctive voice — especially how Eleanor speeds and slows her words’ tempos, makes it harder to separate her solo work from her FF discography. But this song has a wholesome, hand clap groove and steady melody. There… More »

By: jessica / April 29, 2011 - 5:54 pm