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10 Best Songs of the Week: Saint Etienne, Geese, Helado Negro, W.H. Lung, and More

Plus The Fiery Furnaces, La Luz, My Morning Jacket, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 27, 2021

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2021. It was an eclectic week for new tracks and there were lots to choose from (hence we have a slew of honorable mentions). More

Aug 25, 2021

After a near 11-year long hiatus, The Fiery Furnaces returned last year with the new single “Down at the So and So on Somewhere.” Now they have announced some new live dates and digitally shared the song “The Fortune Teller’s Revenge,” which was originally the B-side of “Down at the So and So on Somewhere” when it was released on a 7-inch last year by Third Man. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Doves, The Fiery Furnaces, Phoebe Bridgers, The Beths and More

Plus The Killers, Guerilla Toss, Hannah Georgas, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 19, 2020

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2020. These days life is just overwhelming, at least if you pay attention to the news at all. It’s just one long parade of understandable outrage. Sure, some good things also happened this week. More

Jun 18, 2020

After a near 11-year long hiatus, The Fiery Furnaces are back with new single “Down at the So and So on Somewhere,” courtesy of Third Man Records. 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

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar‘s 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna Newsom, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview. Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here. 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

The Fiery Furnaces Announce Tour Dates

Kick Off May 4 in New York

Apr 22, 2011

The ever-moving, ever-evolving Fiery Furnaces are hitting the road in support of well…everything We have dates and details. More

Bands Added to 2011 Primavera Fest Lineup

The Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian Among Acts Announced.

Nov 15, 2010

Primavera promoters have announced today a slew of buzz-worthy acts joining Pulp for the epic five-day fest, which runs from May 25th through the 29th in Barcelona, Spain. More

The Fiery Furnaces Announce 10 Albums

Chances Are None of Them Involve Harry Partch

Nov 12, 2010

Today The Fiery Furnaces announced, not one, not two, but ten new albums in the works for 2011. What won’t those Friedberger kids do in the name of art? We have the details. More

Nov 19, 2009

Today Matthew Friedberger responded to Beck’s song response to his insult-by-proxy while dissing Radiohead. Follow? More

Beck Records Song About Composer Harry Partch

Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger Probably Won't Like It

Nov 18, 2009

Beck might get the award for best entrance into a indie-rock feud. Earlier this year, Radiohead recorded and released a song about World War One veteran Harry Patch, “Harry Patch (In Memory Of).” Mistaking the soldier for experimental composer Harry Partch, experimental musican Matthew Friedberger from the Fiery Furnaces scoffed, at Radiohead’s apparent grab for his left-of-center audience. Now, Beck has done “the unthinkable.” More

The Fiery Furnaces Cover Themselves On “Take Me Round Again,” Out Today

And Yet, Not the Strangest Fiery Furnaces News We've Reported On...

Nov 11, 2009

Still no word yet on The Fiery Furnaces “Silent Record.” However, today sees the release of another of their many experimental projects, Take Me Round Again. Here, siblings Eleanor and Matthew each separately recorded six songs off their eight studio album, I’m Going Away, jettisoning everything but the original words. The results are only available digitally via iTunes and FINA. More

The Fiery Furnaces Announce Fall Tour

Cryptacize and Dent May Will Support

Oct 01, 2009

The Fiery Furnaces seriously got back on track for their old TV shows-inspired eighth LP, I’m Going Away (out now on Thrill Jockey). After some summer of festivals and whatnot the brother-sister band will tour North America in November and December. More

The Fiery Furnaces Work to Fire Up Pro-Healthcare Reform Concertgoers

The Duo to Transform Upcoming Shows in Health Care Reform Rallies

Aug 14, 2009

As fiery as the recent town halls over healthcare reform have been, it seems as though they’re about to get a little bit of a fiery boost. Experimental duo The Fiery Furnaces have decided to use their upcoming tour as a platform to galvanize support for healthcare reform. “Sure, we can disagree on the details,” the statement on the Furnaces’ site reads. “But Patriotic American Rock-n-Roll Fans must surely agree that our nation is in desperate need of health care reform.”


Fiery Furnaces Go Silent

Plans for a Silent Record Announced

Jul 31, 2009

Just when you thought the Fiery Furnaces were putting out too much audio with their upcoming double-solo-cover album endeavor, they go ahead and announce plans for a Silent Record. More

The Fiery Furnaces Ready to Cover Themselves Up

The Duo Plans to Release Two Cover Albums of Their Own I'm Going Away

Jul 29, 2009

The eccentric and (sometimes) quixotic brother and sister duo, The Fiery Furnaces, have announced plans to cover their own album, I’m Going Away, as two separate and autonomous solo projects. More

The Fiery Furnaces Want You…To Make Their Next Video

Low-fi Video Auteurs, Start Your Engines

Jul 08, 2009

The Fiery Furnaces is once again giving power to the people…by letting them make their next music video for upcoming album I’m Going Away’s first single, “The End is Near.” More

New York’s “Jelly Pool Parties” Line-Up Announced

Free Weekly Shows to Feature: Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, The Fiery Furnaces, Deerhunter, and many more

Jul 02, 2009

In an effort to beat the heat and current economic state, “Jelly Pool Parties” has just announced their line-up for the weekly free concert series beginning July 12th wtih Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, and Jemina Pearl of Be Your Own Pet. The Brooklyn shows will feature the likes of Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, HEALTH, Fucked Up, Deerhunter, and The Fiery Furnaces. More

The Fiery Furnaces aren’t Going Away

Band’s 8th Album to be Released July 21st

Apr 28, 2009

Brother-sister duo Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger return with their 8th album, I’m Going Away, to be released by Thrill Jockey on July 21st. The album was produced by Matthew and recorded and mixed by Sebadoh’s Jason Loewenstein, who also plays bass guitar on the record and has performed with the band since 2005. Drummer Robert D’Amico has also been playing with the band since ‘05. This time around Matthew wrote the majority of the music and Eleanor wrote most of the lyrics. More


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

Thanks for the Memories

Artists and the Early Experiences that Shaped Them

Aug 02, 2010

Everyone can point to formative experiences from childhood that influence his or her future endeavors. More