New Fiery Furnaces Video – “Duplexes Of The Dead” (Stereogum Premiere)

On this Ouija-inspired Widow City standout, indie rock fox Eleanor Friedberger plays a sexually frustrated newlywed tormented by a magic word seldom seen and never heard. Following the nautical “Navy Nurse,” this Pete Ohs-directed clip features Friedberger faces projected on buildings and buses, Byrne-style, while a neon-trimmed monk slinks in the night…

As for how that cool riff was born, Matthew explains:

“Duplexes of the Dead” features an Univox electric guitar mic’ed with a AKG 414 (right on the strings, not on an amp) through an ARP 2600 synthesizer set on a standard patch given in the old how-to book. The strings during the drum solos and the winds in the key change are one of the old Chamberlins at Key Club Recording studio. The “dead” drum kit which plays during the third verse has it’s snare pitched down quite a bit by the frequency mod of another synth (at Soma E.M.S.).

Catch ‘em on tour this winter…

1/17 Hoboken, NJ / Maxwell’s / $15
1/18 South Burlington, VT / Higher Ground / All Ages / $12
1/19 Portland, ME / Space Gallery / 18+ / $12
1/21 Rochester, NY / The Bug Jar / 18+ / $12
1/22 Buffalo, NY / The Tralf / All Ages / $12
1/23 State College, PA / Lulu’s / All Ages / $12
1/24 Columbus, OH / The Basement / All Ages / $12
1/25 Baltimore, MD / Ottobar / All Ages / $12
1/26 Charlottesville, VA / Satellite Ballroom / All Ages / $15
1/27 Washington, DC / 9:30 Club / All Ages / $15 w/ Super Furry Animals
1/29 Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle / All Ages / $15 w/ Super Furry Animals
1/30 Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse / All Ages / $15 w/ Super Furry Animals
1/31 New Orleans, LA / The Republic / 18+ / $15 w/ Super Furry Animals
2/1 Dallas, TX / Granada Theater / All Ages / $15 w/ Super Furry Animals
2/2 Houston, TX / The Proletariat / All Ages / $12
2/5 Oxford, MS / Proud Larry’s / 18+ / $10
2/6 Nashville, TN / Exit/In / 18+ / $14
2/7 Birmingham, AL / Bottletree / 18+
2/8 Asheville, NC / Grey Eagle Tavern / $13
2/9 Knoxville, TN / Pilot Light / 18+