Tag Archives: Eleanor Friedberger

Wednesday Music News

Northwest noisemakers The Thermals return this Spring with the album We Disappear, out March 25th via Saddle Creek. Check out the first single “Hey You” below. The album was recorded both here and in their hometown of Portland, and produced by ex-Death Cab for Cutie dude Chris Walla. Frontman Hutch Harris describes the album, saying,Read more…

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Song of the Day: Eleanor Friedberger – False Alphabet City

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “False Alphabet City” byRead more…

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Music That Matters: Music From The Future

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 489 – Music From The Future Swingin’ Doors host DonRead more…

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Monday Music News

Former Fiery Furnaces frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger returns next year with her third solo full-length, New View, out January 22nd on Frenchkiss Records. The album was recorded “live to tape” with her backing band, Icewater, and producer Clemens Knieper in a converted barn studio in Germantown, New York. Check out the opening single “He Didn’t MentionRead more…

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Thursday Music News

In December 2013, Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells passed away after a battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. This February 2016, his bandmate Alejandra Deheza will release the album SVIIB, featuring parts Curtis recorded before his death. In a post on their website, Deheza writes, “Benjamin and I wrote this record during a tourRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The music of Duluth, MN-based trio Low has always evoked great emotion, so it’s no surprise their videos do, too (except for that one with John Stamos; we don’t talk about that). For the track “Lies,” off their latest Sub Pop full-length Ones And Sixes, the band turned to Spanish film director Manuel Aragon. HeRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Starbucks are at it again with Sweetheart 2014, their annual compilation of artists covering their favorite love songs. This year’s romantic roster includes Beck, The Head & the Heart, Vampire Weekend, Phosphorescent, and Jim James, covering Bob Marley, as you can stream below. Sweetheart 2014 will be in stores February 4, 2014. [Stereogum]

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Live Video: Eleanor Friedberger @ CMJ

Though her first band, brother-sister duo The Fiery Furnaces, caught a lot of well-deserved internet buzz, Eleanor Friedberger has truly found her voice alone. Over two albums – Last Summer, 2011’s acclaimed solo debut, and the recent Personal Record, sure to be a favorite on critics’ year-end lists – the Chicago-born singer has become anRead more…

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KEXP at CMJ 2013, Day 3: Eleanor Friedberger

Text by Gerrit Feenstra and Janice Headley Standing on the marble altar, and beneath the stained glass windows, Eleanor Friedberger quipped to the audience, “The only thing better than playing at noon, is playing at noon in a church.” If we may add, the only thing better than that is having it be the melodicRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Perhaps you have seen the mysterious graffiti painted on the ground around the city. What looks a bit like random letters in a circle is actually Arcade Fire’s underground press for their upcoming album Reflektor – and today they released another piece of the puzzle. In a short film we see the band mixed withRead more…

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