Eleanor Friedberger’s on the Rebound

It’s not entirely clear what or who she’s rebounding from (although her last outing, 2015’s New View did sound pretty lovelorn), but Rebound is the name of Eleanor Friedberger’s new one, due May 4th on Frenchkiss Records. After three albums of churning, mostly guitar combo rock, Friedberger went the one-woman-band route this time with synths… Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger’s on the Rebound

Eleanor Friedberger – New View

Analysis of techniques like phrasing tends to be reserved for jazz vocalists, but it’s certainly apt for Eleanor Friedberger. Dating back to her years as the frontwoman for sibling duo (plus perpetually shifting sidemen) the Fiery Furnaces, one of Friedberger’s defining traits has been her slightly off-kilter lyrical cadence. Since venturing on her own these… Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger – New View

Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger’s Not-So-Personal Record: The Once (and Future?) Fiery Furnace Reaches Outside the Family to Collaborate on a Great Solo Album The last time Eleanor Friedberger passed through Atlanta as a solo act she was providing musical grounding for the Portlandia tour, Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s night of (mostly) sketch comedy.  This wasn’t such… Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record

For a magical moment in the mid-aughts, the Fiery Furnaces were the greatest band in the world. Circa Blueberry Boat and the singles/EPs that straddled it, the Friedberger siblings were on a creative bender – churning out genre-defying guitar and piano-driven epics, then spinning them into “James Brown Revue” non-stop live sets paying virtually no… Continue reading Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record