The Fiery Furnaces are one of the best bands to emerge from Brooklyn this decade, although global appreciation for their efforts seems to have diminished in recent years. The band’s new album I’m Going Away is set for release on Thrill Jockey in July, and should hopefully turn that situation around.
The Thrill Jockey website is full of facts abut the record, which features regular players Jason Lowenstein from Sebadoh and drummer Robert D’Amico. The songs are credited as collaborations between siblings Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger, which makes a change from their recent recorded output, which was mostly written by Matthew alone.
To heighten anticipation for I’m Going Away, the band has announced a few tour dates and released a set of videos to promote the record. Surrounded by bays of red IKEA bookshelves and piles of books, Matthew offers some confounding words about the album, which Eleanor hastily seeks to clarify.
Full tour dates:
06.10 Philadelphia, PA: Kung Fu Necktie
06.11 New York, NY: Le Poisson Rouge
08.06 Pittsburgh, PA: Brillobox
08.07 Cincinnati, OH: Fountain Square
08.08 Washington, D.C.:Black Cat