The Fiery Furnaces are back after an extremely busy 2009 that saw the release of a new 12" single "The End Is Near", a new full-length "I'm Going Away", and it's accompanying reworked "covers" album "Take Me Round Again". They're starting 2010 off right by hitting the road and visiting a lot of cities they didn't get to play in 2009.
The band also recently finished their latest video for "Even In The Rain" which features, alongside Matt and Eleanor Friedberger of course...Ted Travelstead (a friend and co-writer of the director Scott Jacobson), Jon Wurster (drummer for Superchunk and the Mountain Goats and part of the brilliant radio comedy team Scharpling and Wurster), Jason Loewenstein (bassist for The Fiery Furnaces and also a member of Sebadoh) and of course John Oliver. John Oliver is an Emmy-winning English stand-up and correspondent / writer for The Daily Show.
2010 WINTER TOUR
Jan 21 Newport, KY Southgate House
Jan 22 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
Jan 23 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
Jan 24 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Jan 26 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room
Jan 27 Dallas, TX Lounge On Elm Street
Jan 28 Austin, TX The Parish
Jan 29 Houston, TX Walter's On Washington
Jan 30 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Feb 2 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
Feb 4 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Feb 6 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Feb 17 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie
Feb 18 Paris, France Trabendo
Feb 19 St. Malo, France L'Omnibus (La Route Du Rock)
Feb 20 Bordeaux, France L'Espace Satrie
Feb 22 Barcelona, Spain Razz 3
Feb 23 Madrid, Spain Moby Dick
Feb 24 Valencia, Spain Wah Wah
Feb 26 Lisbon, Portugal Santiago Alquimister
Feb 28 Istanbul, Turkey Indigo
May 15-17Minehead, UK Pavement ATP Festival
TAKE ME ROUND AGAIN - THE FIERY FURNACES
Take Me Round Again: The Friedbergers cover the Friedbergers.
The Fiery Furnaces have been reworking, rearranging, and rewriting their songs live since they first started touring in 2003. They have taken this practice one step further on their new record, Take Me Round Again. Recorded separately this past July in Michigan and New York, Matt and Eleanor each recorded 6 songs that originally appeared on I'm Going Away. All that remains the same are the words.
Eleanor: "I've gotten into the habit of rewriting songs Matt has written, just as a way of practicing and singing at home. Originally, I had wanted to record a folk-style record called Eleanor Friedberger sings the songs of the Fiery Furnaces. I thought it would make a nice greatest hits record, but reworking I'm Going Away before it even came out seemed a lot more exciting."
Matthew: "After asking people to send us their re-write of I'm Going Away before having heard it [http://www.thefieryfurnaces.com/site/deaf-descriptions/], I thought we owed it to them to make an actual alternate version of the record. And not just leave all the new arranging for live shows."
The album is currently available on FINA and iTunes! It will ONLY be available digitally. You can purchase it right here: