Thursday, August 11, 2005


Soo thanks to Fluxblog we all have an aural gander of the Fiery Furnaces take on the Beatles' track "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". Some people aren't too satisfied with it (check Fluxblog's comments), but I think it's alright. Mind I'll be a fan of mostly everything those Friedbergers will do. The things we go through for love.

So, we all know thanks to Pitchfork that the Friedbergers have a new album coming out this fall called Rehearsing My Choir. Yeah this is the one with their grandma. And yes I, like you, am interested to see whether they bring their grandmother on tour with them. I've seen the FF's twice and I think that both times their parents were at the shows. So obviously they already have family on tour so what's another family member, this time on stage?

Also, MTV says they've just finished their other album Bitter Tea and it should be coming out early next year. They describe it as "a nice record with bright, love songs... a newfangled version of the synthesizer-heavy music from the Who's 1975 'Tommy' film, and an 'old-time '20s version of Devo' with mandolin orchestras." Yeah okay.

Oh I also hear that their drummer, Andy Knowles, is going to be drumming for Franz Ferdinand this fall because Franz's drummer Paul Thompson is picking up the guitar this time around leaving the drumkit vacant. Oh and wait you already heard The Franz have a song on their record called "Eleanor Put Your Boots Back On" and yeah it's about Eleanor Friedberger. As far as we know.

Here's their fall tour dates:
09/20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club w/ The Double
09/21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
09/23 Houston, TX Mary Jane's Fat Cat w/Dungen
09/24 Austin, TX Zilker Park [ACL Festival]
09/28 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture Center
09/29 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
09/30 San Francisco, CA Café du Nord
10/01 San Francisco, CA Café du Nord
10/02 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
10/03 Seattle, WA Neumo's w/Dungen
10/06 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
10/07 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
10/08 Columbus, OH Wexner Center
10/10 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
10/12 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts
10/13 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
10/14 New York, NY Town Hall
10/15 Washington, DC Black Cat
10/21-22 Reykyavik, Iceland Iceland Airwaves Festival

Rehearsing My Choir (live at the 9:30 club)
Chris Michaels
Single Again
Tropical Iceland (acoustic)
One More Time (Clash cover)


Kevin said...

What's the deal with 'Police Sweater Blood Vow' again? That one's going on the record after Bitter Tea? I can't remember what the deal with that song was, but good god, I love it.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember for the life of me. It is quite a good song but I think I like "Teach Me Sweetheart" better.

Kevin said...

Yeah, Teach Me Sweetheart is amazing. I cannot wait to see them play live, I think it's supposed to be an acoustic show when they come through Philly, so that's bound to be hot.

Anonymous said...

acoustic is hot. I'm a bit jealous. I have to settle with seeing them in festival setting for now.