The promised “pop” album from the Fiery Furnaces, Bitter Tea- an album of “Sissy Psychedelic Satanism”, in their words- has begun showing up online. Reaction from the band’s fans (both the pro- and anti-Choir camps) is positive, and the usual detractors are popping up to wonder once again who can possibly enjoy the Friedbergers. Both the track below and the one at Fluxblog have been growing on me after just a few listens. According to Pitchfork, Bitter Tea was mostly a Matt Friedberger show, with Eleanor sticking to vocals and some percussion.
The Fiery Furnaces – “Teach Me Sweetheart” (MP3 Link Expired)