Monday, September 04, 2006


The Fiery Furnaces
This is crazy stuff. The Fiery Furnaces are actually brother and sister (rather than faux, as in the case of The White Stripes.) Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger hail from Brooklyn (yay!) and make quite weird and Brechtian, but kind of compelling, "music." The name is from the story of Nebuchadnezzar from the Book of Daniel via Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. "Bitter Tea" is the title track from their most recent record--their least difficult. I was very tempted to put up a track from their album length exploration of their grandmother's life in Chicago from the 1920's to the 1990's--count yourself lucky, or not.

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