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Eleanor Friedberger Shares Video for “Everything” and Announces Fall Tour Dates

Rebound Out Now via Frenchkiss

May 10, 2018
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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. Check out the video and dates below.

Jonah Freud directed the quirky video, which features Friedberger in her pajamas in a photo loft and also getting a haircut. In a press release Freud describes the video as such: "A surreal daydream of satisfaction, borne out of and finding joy within the mundane, 'Everything' is a romp through the joyous, the silly, the sensual and the pleasing. Playing with the traits of the ASMR video world and the falsity of tutorial culture, while still indulging in their pleasures, the music video serves simultaneously as an embrace, an homage and a commentary to the world in which it exists."

Friedberger had this to say about the song in previous press release: "I tried to make a pop song about a complicated subject: Everything. People seem to really like the line: 'I mean two houses please.'"

Previously she shared its first single, "In Between Stars," as well as a video for "In Between Stars." Then she shared a video for another song from the album, "Make Me a Song" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then she shared the audio for "Everything."

Rebound is the follow-up to 2016's New View. The album was recorded mostly by Friedberger solo, with assistance from producer Clemens Knieper. A previous press release says Rebound is "an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra." Friedberger is half-Greek and traveled to Greece frequently with her family. Rebound is inspired by time she spent in Greece in late 2016 and is named after an '80s goth disco in Athens. Below is a full statement from Friedberger on the album and the influence Greece had on it. 

Friedberger had this to say in the previous press release: "I spent most of 2016 on the road, and I needed to keep that momentum going. I had always wanted to spend more time in Greece; take Greek lessons and get to know Athens better while hopefully writing some music. After November 8, 2016 I set that loose plan into motion. While friends back home were suddenly becoming politically activated for the first time, it was exciting to be living in a city where protest marches occur on a weekly, or sometimes daily basis. I assembled a band of Greek musicians, played a few shows, learned a few more Greek words, but didn't get much writing done. It turned out to be more of a reconnaissance mission.

"After a month in Athens I asked my friend, the Greek musician Stella, 'What's one thing I have to do before I leave?' After some long and careful consideration she smiled and said, 'you have to go to Rebound. It's a time warp; kind of an '80s goth disco where everyone does the chicken dance; you'll love it... but it's only open on Saturdays after 3:00 AM.' Rebound proved to be a revelation in terms of finding the sound and energy for my fourth album. The club was very dark and despite the no smoking signs, like everywhere in Athens, it was very smoky. The 'chicken dance' Stella mentioned was a solitary one. I copied the slouchy strut, moving back and forth in line, swinging my arms in time to the music that at first sounded like Joy Division or maybe The Cure, but never revealed itself--one could only assume it to be knock-off by an unknown Baltic band. It was alienating and exhilarating."

Eleanor Friedberger Tour Dates: 

May 23 - Kansas City, KS - Uptown Theatre*
May 25 - Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium*
May 26 - Buffalo, NY - Art Park, Buffalo*
May 28 - Montreal, Canada - Metropolis*
May 30 - Toronto, Canada - Sony Center*
May 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Centre*
June 2 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre*
June 5 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amp*
August 17 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival
September 13 - Washington, DC - Pearl Street Warehouse
September 14 - Raleigh, NC - Kings
September 15 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
September 17 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish at House Blues
September 19 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
September 21 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
September 22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
September 23 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
September 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
September 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
September 28 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
September 29 - Seattle, WA - Colombia City Theater
September 30 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
October 3 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
October 4 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo
October 5 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
October 24 - London, UK - Oslo
October 25 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
October 26 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
October 27 - Lancaster, UK - Loud in the libraries
October 29  - Glasgow, UK  - CCA
October 30  - Edinburgh, UK - Sneaky Pete's
October 31  - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
November 1 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin
November 3 - Amsterdam, NL -  Indiestad Festival @ Paradiso Upstairs
November 6 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
November 7 - Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine
November 8 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur

* w/ The Decemberists

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Leslie Loft
February 4th 2019
11:10am

Rebound is the follow-up to 2016’s New View. The album was recorded mostly by Friedberger solo, with assistance from producer Clemens Knieper. A previous press release says Rebound is “an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra.”