Eleanor Friedberger to Release Third Album, 'New View'
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:05:28
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One half of the brother/sister indie garage duo The Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger will release her third solo album, New View, January 22, 2016, her first with Frenchkiss Records after moving on from indie institution, Merge.
Friedberger's last release, 2013's Personal Record, was another well-wrought entry in a slowly emerging catalog of exceptional solo work. Building on the finely-spun indie pop melodies of 2011's Last Summer, Personal Record firmly established the songwriter's serious chops and distinctive vocals to match (see "Stare at the Sun" and "My Own World"). Friedberger is a master weaver, hewing eclectic, emotive lyricism to sunshiney arrangements full of catchy hooks.
This album—which her camp promises to be her "best record to date"—was recorded in Germantown, in upstate New York, where Freidberger recently relocated after 14 years in Brooklyn. It was recorded with her backing band Icewater, live to tape in producer Clemens Knieper's converted barn studio.
Check out the album's teaser and opening song, "He Didn't Mention His Mother," what her friends are calling, "an exciting first glimpse at New View, driven by melodic guitar lines, Wurlitzer electric piano and Friedberger's signature, witty lyricism."
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Eleanor has a handful of November tour dates, so see her if you can!
11/2/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot (School Night)
11/3/15 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar (Wood Shoppe)
11/5/15 Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid
11/9/15 New York, NY @ Piano's
11/10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
'New View' from Eleanor Friedberger is available for pre-order at iTunes.