Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fiery Rhapsody

I'm not gonna lie, I'm kinda mad at the Fiery Furnaces right now. I mean, no Texas dates on your upcoming country jaunt, but hitting Salt Lake in June when I won't be here? Ouch guys, this hurts.
But I'm really not that mad because 1) I saw them twice at SXSW which makes about the 9th time and 2) they gave me an awesome album yesterday that has some fantastic songs on it, many of them with backwards singing.
I don't know what that's all about but I'm gonna go ahead and say that I love this album pretty much for one reason. Matthew sings a lot more on this album. Some of my most favorite Furnaces songs have Matt on vox, making me anxious for his two solo albums. It's like EP's quirky older sibling who can write his name in Greek with his right hand and his name backwards in Turkish with his left hand. And he shows it off a lot while playing keyboards with his feet. Okay worst analyzation ever but I'm sticking by it.

Waiting to Know You
Benton Harbor Blues
Whistle Rhapsody (totally old-schooled it with a Yousendit there because EZ Archive hates the fact I just woke up)

Bitter Tea, the new album, is out on the charming Fat Possum who claim if you don't like their records return them for a full refund. Is that true? Anyone tried returning their Black Keys Rubber Factory CD? Oh wait why would anyone do that. In case you're lazy, here's their tourdates if you're lucky maybe they'll bring a keyboard.

04-19 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
05-04 Manchester, England - Night & Day
05-05 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC 2
05-06 Dublin, Ireland - Whelan's
05-08 Leeds, England - The Cockpit
05-09 London, England - King's College
05-10 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
05-11 Brussels, Belgium - AB Club
05-13 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
05-14 Hamburg, Germany - Molotov
05-15 Berlin, Germany - Magnet
05-17 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso Upstairs
05-19 Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
05-20 Camber Sands, England - Camber Sands Holiday Centre (All Tomorrow's Parties) #
06-08 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
06-09 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
06-12 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards
06-13 Seattle, WA - Neumos
06-15 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
06-16 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
06-17 San Diego, CA - Epicentre
06-19 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
06-20 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
06-22 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
06-23 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
06-24 Chicago, IL - Metro
06-25 Cincinnati, OH - Desdemona Festival $
06-27 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
06-29 New York, NY - Webster Hall
06-30 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

* with Vietnam
# with Sleater-Kinney, David Cross, the Gossip, Spoon, Lightning Bolt, Joanna Newsom, Boredoms, Dungen, Radar Bros, 1990's, Edith Frost, Black Heart Procession
$ with the Walkmen, Richard Swift, more


mark said...

no boston show either.

but the mere mention of camber sands on the list put 'pulling mussels from a shell' in my brain, so that's not a bad thing.

thanks for the songs!

jenny said...

thanks thanks. that chick on your blog has some SWEET bangs. im a fan.