A User’s Guide To Bitter Tea

Love ‘em or hate ‘em (and Stereogum’s been on both sides of the fence), we give the Fiery Furances props for crafting some of the most challenging indie music out there.

By now you’ve heard at least some of Bitter Tea, the Friedbergers’ concept album from the perspective of a depressed, young girl. She is “definitely menstrual,” Matthew tells AP.

The good news is that this album is the sibs’ least “difficult.” In fact, you can listen to this track the whole way through without twitching.

The Fiery Furnaces – “Benton Harbor Blues” (MP3 Link Expired)

And Fiery Fanatics take note: the folks at Good Hodgkins love the album so much, they’ve put together “An exhaustive guide to the proper nouns of Bitter Tea.” Nice job, guys.