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Oct 17, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) released a new album, Rebound, back in May via Frenchkiss. Now she's shared a video for "It's Hard" and a remix of "Are We Good?" by Cate Le Bon. Christine Pfister directed the video, in which Friedberger enters a doll world, while a doll enters the read world.  More

Sep 06, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) released a new albumRebound, back in May via Frenchkiss. Now she's shared a video for "Are We Good." Gil Kenan directed the video, which features images superimposed on Friedberger. Check out the video below, followed by her upcoming tour dates. More

May 10, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) released a new album, Rebound, last week via Frenchkiss. Now she's shared a video for "Everything" and announced some new tour dates. More

Eleanor Friedberger Shares New Song “Everything”

Rebound Due Out May 4 via Frenchkiss

Apr 20, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) is releasing a new album, Rebound, on May 4 via Frenchkiss. Now she's shared another from it, "Everything."  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Friendly Fires, Hatchie, Say Sue Me, Jon Hassell, and More

Plus Daniel Rossen, Eleanor Friedberger, Ryley Walker, Jess Williamson, Melody's Echo Chamber, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 06, 2018

Songs of the Week is fairly easy to put together, there are obviously standout tracks and it's just a case of working out the order. Other weeks there are few great tracks and it's a real struggle. This week there was an obvious #1 in Beach House and then there were so, so many other tracks to decide between to come up with a Top 10. More

Apr 03, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) is releasing a new album, Rebound, on May 4 via Frenchkiss. Previously she shared its first single, "In Between Stars," as well as a video for "In Between Stars." Now she has shared another song from the album, "Make Me a Song," via its video. More

Eleanor Friedberger Shares “In Between Stars” Video

Rebound Due Out May 4 via Frenchkiss

Mar 07, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) is releasing a new albumRebound, on May 4 via Frenchkiss. Previously she shared its first single, "In Between Stars." Now "In Between Stars" has a video. Friedberger shot the video herself, which was edited by Danny Perez.  More

Feb 14, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) has announced a new album, Rebound, and shared its first single, "In Between Stars." Rebound is due out May 4 via Frenchkiss. Below is "In Between Stars," followed by the album's tracklist and her upcoming tour dates. More

Apr 14, 2016

Eleanor Friedberger has shared an animated video for her song "Does Turquoise Work?". More

Eleanor Friedberger Shares New Video for “Never a Long Time” Featuring Footage She Shot at SXSW 1996

New View Out Now via Frenchkiss, Performing at Under the Radar's Official SXSW Showcase Next Wednesday

Mar 08, 2016

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces released her new solo album, New View, in January via Frenchkiss. Now she has shared a video for "Never a Long Time." It features footage she shot at SXSW way back in 1996, back when she was only 19 and SXSW was a lot smaller than it is now.  More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Events: Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, and More

Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Julien Baker, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Fear of Men, Yuck, Gwenno, Girls Names, Cullen Omori, TEEN, and Others to Play

Mar 04, 2016

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2016 events: two day parties on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 and one official nighttime showcase on Wednesday, March 16. The lineups include Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Yuck, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Girls Names, Gwenno, MONEY, Cullen Omori, TEEN, Mass Gothic, Younghusband, and more. More

Feb 17, 2016

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces released her new solo album, New View, last month via Frenchkiss. Yesterday she shared a video for "Because I Asked You" and then last night she performed the song on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Watch her Seth Meyersperformance below. More

Watch: Eleanor Friedberger - “Because I Asked You” Video

New View Out Now via Frenchkiss, Playing Seth Meyers Tonight

Feb 16, 2016

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces released her new solo album, New View, last month via Frenchkiss. Now she has shared a video for "Because I Asked You." She will also be playing the song on Seth Meyers tonight. Friedberger performs the song in black & white footage, which is shown within an old TV. Watch it below via Noisey, who premiered it. More

Jan 14, 2016

Various albums due out next Friday, January 22, are now streaming over at NPR First Listen, including the new albums by Eleanor FriedbergerTy SegallShearwater, and The Besnard Lakes. All can be streamed below More

Watch: Eleanor Friedberger - “Sweetest Girl” Video

New View Out January 22 via Frenchkiss

Jan 06, 2016

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces is releasing her new solo album, New View, on January 22 via Frenchkiss. Previously she had shared the album's first single, "He Didn't Mention His Mother," as well as its video. Now she has shared another song and video from the record, "Sweetest Girl."  More

Dec 03, 2015

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces is releasing her new solo album, New View, on January 22, 2016 via Frenchkiss. Previously she had shared the album's first single, "He Didn't Mention His Mother," and now it has a video. More

Eleanor Friedberger Announces New 2016 Tour Dates

New View Out January 22, 2016 via Frenchkiss

Nov 16, 2015

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces is releasing her new solo album, New View, on January 22, 2016 via Frenchkiss. Now she has announced a bunch of U.S. tour dates to go down next February and March. They include a stop at SXSW and are below. More

Oct 29, 2015

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces has announced a brand new album and shared its first single. New View is due out January 22, 2016 via Frenchkiss, her first for the label. Below you can listen to its first single, "He Didn't Mention His Mother," and watch a trailer for the album. More

Eleanor Friedberger Shares New Song/Video, “False Alphabet City,” Announces Shows

Video Features Footage from Sara Magenheimer's False Alphabets Film

Oct 08, 2015

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces has shared a new song, "False Alphabet City," via its video. The video features footage from False Alphabets, a film by visual artist Sara Magenheimer that starred Friedberger.  More

Dec 11, 2013

The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger has premiered a comically offbeat music video for her single "My Own World," from her sophomore solo album Personal Record, released earlier this year. More

Oct 19, 2013

Friday was the fourth day of CMJ 2013. We set writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out her shots of Eleanor FriedbergerGhost Wave, and Willis Earl Beal More

Sep 04, 2013

On the heels of releasing her sophomore solo album Personal Record this summer, The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger has premiered a music video for the LP's latest single "When I Knew." More

Watch: Eleanor Friedberger on “Fallon”

Performs "Stare At the Sun"

Jul 11, 2013

Last night The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger made her television debut as a solo artist on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Jul 02, 2013

Last month The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger released her sophomore solo album Personal Record. More

Listen: Eleanor Friedberger - “She’s a Mirror”

New Album Personal Record Out June 4

May 14, 2013

On June 4 The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger will release her new solo album Personal Record. More

Apr 10, 2013

The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger has released a new upbeat and sunny video just in time for warmer weather. Appropriately, "Stare at the Sun," directed by veteran video director Scott Jacobson, features lens flares, rolling in the grass with a dog, and a girl signing the lyrics as she squints into the light. More

Eleanor Friedberger Announces a June Tour

Personal Record Due Out June 4 Via Merge

Mar 21, 2013

On June 4 Eleanor Friedberger will release her sophomore solo album, Personal Record.  More

Mar 06, 2013

The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger has revealed that she has plans to release a second solo album titled Personal RecordMore

Feb 20, 2012

Eleanor Friedberger has announced a number of new tour dates in support of her excellent solo debut Last Summer. More

Watch: Eleanor Friedberger -  “Heaven” Video

New Portlandia Dates Announced

Jan 30, 2012

Eleanor Friedberger released a video for "Heaven" as well as new Portlandia tour dates. Check them out here. More

Dec 02, 2011

Under the Radar had a CMJ party on October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. We'll be posting videos of some of the songs that were performed and today we have Eleanor Friedberger performing a brand new song, “I’ll Never Be Happy Again.”  More

Check Out Photos from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party

Featuring, The Stepkids, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and More!

Oct 24, 2011

Check out a photo gallery from the Under the Radar CMJ 2011 Party. With performances from Chad Valley, Caskiokids, Porcelain Raft, Eleanor Friedberger, Still Corners and The Stepkids. To see the full gallery, click here. More

Eleanor Friedberger – Under the Radar’s CMJ Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's CMJ Party is October 19 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn

Oct 12, 2011

On October 19 Under the Radar will host a free CMJ day party sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Eleanor Friedberger. More

Under the Radar Announces CMJ Party, Featuring Eleanor Friedberger, The Stepkids, and Still Corners

October 19 at Public Assembly; Lineup Also Includes Casiokids, Porcelain Raft, and Chad Valley

Oct 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is excited to announce the details of its first CMJ event, sponsored by PRS Guitars. The event will take place Wednesday, October 19 at Public Assembly in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Featuring performances from Eleanor FriedbergerStill Corners, The Stepkids, Porcelain RaftCasiokids, and Chad Valley, the party is free and open to the public (21+), no CMJ badges or RSVP required. More

CMJ 2011 Announces Initial Lineup – EMA, Dum Dum Girls, Zola Jesus, Wild Flag, and more

Plus: Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, CSS, Neon Indian, Class Actress, Portugal. The Man, and others

Aug 23, 2011

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has announced their initial 2011 lineup. The event happens at venues across New York City October 18 - 22. Today the CMJ website announced the first round of artists performing this year. The list includes EMA, Dum Dum Girls, Zola Jesus, Wild Flag, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, CSS, Neon Indian, Class Actress, Portugal. The Man, and others. More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Summer Issue Features 50 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Articles on Stephin Merritt, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, My Morning Jacket, Handsome Furs, and more

Aug 04, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's Summer Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 50 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 11 bonus articles, and 13 bonus reviews. While we certainly still encourage you to pick up the print version (on newsstands now), we also recommend checking out the digital version, which is viewable on your iPad, Mac, PC, and Android device. The Summer Issue's digital version includes exclusive articles on Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, My Morning Jacket, The RaptureTwin Sister, Stephin Merritt, and others. Order the digital version of the Summer Issue here or subscribe to the digital version here. More

Eleanor Friedberger Hits The Road

Dates Begin this August

Jul 28, 2011

Eleanor Friedberger is hitting the road in support of her debut-solo album Last Summer. We have the dates.  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Listen: Stream New Eleanor Friedberger Album

Hear Last Summer in its Entirety

Jul 05, 2011

Eleanor Friedberger's solo debut Last Summer is due out July 12 via Merge Records, but you can stream the album from The Fiery Furnaces singer at NPR here. More

Eleanor Friedberger Releases “My Mistakes” Video

Solo Album from Fiery Furnaces’ Singer Due July 12

Jun 14, 2011

Fiery Furnaces frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger has released a video for "My Mistakes," the first single from her debut solo album, Last Summer, which is due July 12 via Merge. More

May 04, 2011

Northside Festival goes down in Brooklyn June 16-19. In addition to a stellar lineup that includes the likes of Guided By Voices and Beirut and Surfer Blood among others, today they added a special Church series with artists playing at Cecilia’s Church. Performers include Atlas SoundWoodsEleanor Friedberger, and Mount EerieMore


Interviews

Eleanor Friedberger

New York, I Love You

Oct 11, 2011

Let's get this out of the way first off: prog-pop sibling duo The Fiery Furnaces are still a band and Eleanor Friedberger's debut solo album, Last Summer, is simply an outlet for the singer-songwriter's passion for '70s-influenced rock,  pop, and fashion. Under the Radar talked with Friedberger about how the Furnaces' last proper album, I'm Going Away, led to her inaugural suite of solo recordings, musical love letters to New York, and her appreciation for Lindsay Anderson's 1973 surrealist comedy-drama fantasy, O Lucky Man!. More


Reviews

Rebound

Rebound

Frenchkiss

May 04, 2018

Rebound marks Eleanor Friedberger's fourth solo release since the disbandment/extended hiatus of her former band The Fiery Furnaces in 2011, a band that she was a member of alongside her brother Matthew Friedberger.  More

New View

New View

Frenchkiss

Jan 11, 2016

At first glance, the titles of Eleanor Friedberger's first two solo records provide context for her clever, knotted lyrics and oddball pop melodies. More

CMJ Day Four: Eleanor Friedberger and Willis Earl Beal

October 18th, 2013

Oct 24, 2013

The highlights of day four of CMJ were two very different artists: Eleanor Friedberger and Willis Earl Beal. While both are incredibly talented musicians with idiosyncratic worldviews, their varying levels of commitment made for two very different sets. More

Personal Record

Personal Record

Merge

Jun 04, 2013

The title of The Fiery Furnaces singer/songwriter Eleanor Friedberger's second solo record could be read as a sly wink. Her 2011 debut, Last Summer, was the true Personal Record. More

Last Summer

Last Summer

Merge

Jul 20, 2011

Breaking away from her full-time gig as singer of the experimental art-pop band The Fiery Furnaces, with sibling and bandmate, Matthew Friedberger, Eleanor Friedberger proves herself a worthy artist in her own right throughout Last Summer, her solo debut.  More