Fiery Furnaces announce live album, tour dates

    It’s rare that a live album manages to capture the imagination in the same way that a studio recording does. For every Live at Leeds and Frampton Comes Alive! there’s a Garth Brooks’ Double Live (which is, quite inexplicably, the best selling live album of all time according to Wikipedia).

    But the forthcoming live record from brother-sister duo Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger should make a welcome addition to their canon. The Fiery Furnaces’ live shows often find the siblings performing new takes on old favorites, turning batches of recent songs into lengthy medleys, and inviting guests such as Sebadoh’s Jason Lowenstein and String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth to play with them.

    The album, titled Remember, is released on August 19 and includes 51 tracks, some of which stretch back to recordings made in 2005. The band is also touring, with Eleanor taking up guitar duties and Hollingsworth joining on keyboards, in support of last year’s Widow City. Here’s the full track listing for Remember and those tour dates.


    Disc 1
    01. Intro
    02. Blueberry Boat
    03. Single Again
    04. Two Fat Feet
    05. Don’t Dance Her Down
    06. Single Again (Reprise)
    07. Wicker Whatnots
    08. Little Thatched Hut
    09. I’m In No Mood
    10. Black-Hearted Boy
    11. Bitter Tea
    12. Waiting To Know You
    13. Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
    14. Oh Sweet Woods
    15. Borneo
    16. Benton Harbor Blues
    17. Japanese Slippers
    18. Benton Harbor Blues (Reprise)
    19. Whistle Rhapsody
    20. Crystal Clear
    21. Whistle Rhapsody (Reprise)
    22. Teach Me Sweetheart
    23. Evergreen
    24. Bitter Tea (Reprise)

    Disc 2
    01. Chris Michaels
    02. Quay Cur
    03. My Dog Was Lost But Now He’s Found
    04. Spaniolated
    05. Name Game
    06. Birdie Brain
    07. 1917
    08. Slavin’ Away (Intro)
    09. Tropical Ice-land
    10. Asthma Attack
    11. Tropical Ice-land (Reprise)
    12. The Wayward Granddaughter
    13. The Garfield El
    14. A Candymaker’s Knife In My Handbag
    15. Forty-Eight Twenty-Three Twenty-Second St.
    16. Slavin’ Away
    17. Seven Silver Curses
    18. Clear Signal From Cairo
    19. I’m Gonna Run
    20. Here Comes The Summer
    21. Chief Inspector Blancheflower
    22. Automatic Husband
    23. Ex-Guru
    24. Clear Signal From Cairo (Reprise)
    25. Philadelphia Grand Jury
    26. Navy Nurse
    27. Uncle Charlie

    Tour dates:

    05.02 Minneapolis, MN: Whole Music Club
    05.17 Bennington, VT: Bennington College
    05.28 Sacramento, CA: Harlow’s Night Club
    05.29 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
    05.30 Los Angeles, CA: Spaceland
    05.31 Los Angeles, CA: Spaceland
    06.01 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up Tavern
    06.02 Pomona, CA: The Glass House
    06.03 Tucson, AZ: Plush Room
    06.05 Aspen, CO: Belly Up Aspen
    06.06 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre
    06.07 Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater
    06.09 Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room
    06.10 Des Moines, IA: Vaudeville Mews
    06.11 Kansas City, MO: The Record Bar
    06.12 St. Louis, MO: The Pageant (with the Raconteurs)
    06.27 Pemberton, BC: Pemberton Music Festival