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Counting Down

The Fiery Furnaces Albums From Worst To Best

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,…
Raymond Cummings | February 5, 2016 - 12:48 pm

The Anniversary

Blueberry Boat Turns 10

I spent the summer of 2004 living in Athens, Ohio, my one summer on campus during a four-year stint at Ohio University. Athens is an…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Interview

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…
T. Cole Rachel | May 7, 2013 - 4:07 pm

More The Fiery Furnaces stories

Saqqara Mastabas – “Uto On The Upswing” (Stereogum Premiere)

Under the name Saqqara Mastabas, Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger has teamed up with Sebadoh's Bob D'Amico to create music that encapsulates a specific sense of…
Michelle Laggan | May 4, 2016 - 9:56 am

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

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

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 4:41 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

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 – “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…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 3:30 pm

New Fiery Furnaces Video – “Even In The Rain”

Before Matthew Friedberger was in a "feud" with Radiohead, he and his sis Eleanor were working hard to get the word out about their eighth…
Brandon Stosuy | December 3, 2009 - 4:17 pm

Matt Friedberger Responds To Beck

The Fiery Furnace is indeed fiery in his "Unedited Blog Post" and "Imaginary Response!" to Beck's "Harry Partch." Note: The sentence "That was written in…
Brandon Stosuy | November 19, 2009 - 5:08 pm

New Beck – “Harry Partch”

Harry Patch, the longest surviving UK veteran of World War I, lived an honorable life, his very existence serving as a reminder to countless others…
Amrit Singh | November 18, 2009 - 4:47 pm

Fiery Furnaces Discuss Radiohead “Feud”

Matthew Friedberger owns up to his unpopular Radiohead "fuck you" ("I don't have any time for them. There's a lot of music."). He also says…
Brandon Stosuy | November 11, 2009 - 5:34 pm

Stream Fiery Furnaces’ Fiery Furnaces Cover Record

Take Me Round Again finds Radiohead fans the Fiery Furnaces covering the dozen songs on their eighth album I'm Going Away. Each Friedberger reworks six.
Brandon Stosuy | November 10, 2009 - 5:22 pm

Fiery Furnaces To Radiohead: “Fuck You”

Matthew Friedberger clearly thought Radiohead wrote a song about American composer Harry Partch not UK old guy Harry Patch when he told them to fuck…
Brandon Stosuy | November 5, 2009 - 9:29 am

Fiery Furnaces To Cover The Fiery Furnaces

Ever the conceptualists, "Matthew and Eleanor are taking time out from watching season two of Mad Men to record separate, complete, cover, tribute, albums, of,…
Brandon Stosuy | July 28, 2009 - 10:47 am

New Fiery Furnaces Video – “Charmaine Champagne”

Following an entertaining video interview with Joe and I'm Going Away's piano-woven sing-along "The End Is Near," the Fiery Furnaces have put together an artsy…
Brandon Stosuy | July 23, 2009 - 1:27 pm

Old Folks Review Dirty Projectors, Interview Fiery Furnaces

The last time Scott checked in with the old folks (his favorite folks) of Breakfast At Sulmay's, he requested they do Dirty Projectors next. And…
Amrit Singh | June 22, 2009 - 5:59 pm

New Fiery Furnaces – “The End is Near” (Stereogum Premiere)

When we reported on the ever productive, conceptually minded Fiery Furnaces forthcoming eighth album I'm Going Away, we passed along Eleanor and Matt's essential Taxi…
Brandon Stosuy | June 9, 2009 - 10:27 am
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