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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 Bookmark and Share

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. Fittingly, Friedberger is playing SXSW next week, including a performance at Under the Radar‘s official nighttime showcase at SXSW next Wednesday night at Central Presbyterian Church (200 E. 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701, which is at the corner of 8th and Brazos). She goes on at 11 PM and full details of the event are below.

The “Never a Long Time” video includes archival footage of Jeff Tweedy, Wesley Willis, The Jayhawks, Old 97s, Jon Langford, Beatle Bob, MTV VJ Tabitha Soren, and more. Friedberger commented on the video in a press release: “When I was a student at the University of Texas, South by Southwest meant seeing five shows a day instead of five shows a week. There was no line to see Iggy Pop perform on a small outdoor stage off 6th Street or watch Wayne Coyne conduct his parking lot experiment. These were very formative years for me and watching these scenes, shot in 1996, is a good reminder that I still aspire to make music for my 19-year-old self, not music entirely dictated by computers and commercial interests.”

Previously she had shared the album’s first single, “He Didn’t Mention His Mother,” as well as its video, and the videos for “Sweetest Girl” and “Because I Asked You.” New View is Friedberger’s first album for Frenchkiss. A press release previously said that the album is inspired by some of Friedberger’s musical heroes, including Van Morrison, Neil Young, George Harrison, Slapp Happy, Yoko Ono, and Elyse. Friedberger’s last full-length was 2013’s Personal Record.

In terms of Under the Radar‘s official nighttime showcase at Central Presbyterian Church next Wednesday night, SXSW badges and wristbands get priority admission to this event. Walk-ups on the night hoping to buy single tickets to the event might be let in, capacity permitting. The event is all-ages. You cannot RSVP for this event. The full set times are below and all the info on our three SXSW 2016 events can be found here.

Under the Radar Official Nighttime SXSW Showcase at Central Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, March 16:

1:00 AM: Still Corners
12:00 AM: Julien Baker
11:00 PM: Eleanor Friedberger
10:00 PM: Car Seat Headrest
9:10 PM: TEEN
8:20 PM: Younghusband
7:30 PM: Mass Gothic

Eleanor Friedberger Tour Dates:

03-08 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
03-10 Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
03-11 San Diego, CA - The Hideout
03-12 Phoenix, AZ - VIVA PHX Festival at Valley Bar
03-15-18 Austin, TX - SXSW 2016
03-20 Louisville, KY - Haymarket
04-14 Washington, D.C. - U Street Music Hall
04-15 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle - Back Room
04-16 Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter
04-19 Athens, GA - Georgia Theater - Roof
04-20 Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
04-21 New Orleans, LA - The Parish
04-22 Houston, TX - Raven Tower
04-23 Austin, TX - Sidewinder
04-25 Dallas, TX - Three Links
04-26 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
04-28 St. Louis, MO - The Duck Room
04-29 Evanston, IL - Space
04-30 Indianapolis, IN - Hi Fi
05-01 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
05-03 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
05-04 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
05-05 Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square
05-06 Boston, MA - Middle East - Upstairs
05-07 Providence, RI - Columbus Theater

(Via Pitchfork)


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