I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of hearing new songs penned by Eleanor Friedberger. She’s just announced a new record titled Rebound, and she’s taken a different approach to the songwriting this round. Instead of working with her band, she’s crafted all the music herself, using samples and programmed drums to flesh out the sounds. I feel like she’s always pushing her songwriting in different directions, so it’ll be interesting to see how the entirety of the new LP shapes out…this is a pretty good first entry if you ask me. Look for the new record to drop on May 4th via Frenchkiss Records.
The Rosen brothers have previously supported Eleanor Friedberger in her live band,but they’re now focusing on their own project, Cones. It’s the best way to open up a Friday; it’s got a natural spritely attitude lurking beneath the subtle pop structures. Slight electronic pulses and looped drums provide the perfect background for the vocals to softly take a ride in the front of the mix. The emotional hook comes via the chorus where the tones take a slight turn and varying textures are added to flesh the track out. The single is now available via Dangerbird.
I’ve always been enchanted by Eleanor Friedberger, ever since I caught her and her brother back in the day at a local record shop in town. Her music, as well as that as her other project (Fiery Furnaces) has always seemed to change and be molded to fit various whims…yet it’s always been interesting. Today, news broke via varying sources that she was putting out a new solo effort on January 22 of next year; it’s titled New View. Her voice in this track, and actually the track itself, sounds like a Neko Case penned New Pornos song; there’s a great bit of accompaniment, but Elanor is clearly the star. Didn’t expect this, but definitely made my day.
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|Date||Saturday, April 28th|
|Tickets||$12 from Ticketfly|
This Saturday night with all the deserved hub-bub over Psych Fest, there’s a quieter show on the other side of the highway that people are going to miss out on. Eleanor Friedberger of Fiery Furnaces fame will be playing a solo set over at Frank. Her songs are clever, her name’s already established and she’s quite the looker. But, the bonus band of the night is Hospitality, one of our favorite acts. They’re out on the road supporting Eleanor and their self-titled album from earlier this year. And I’d like to note that the sound at Frank is suprisingly incredible, so don’t skip it if you’re worried about sound. Here’s a jam from Hospitality that will never leave my play list.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Hospitality-Friends-Of-Friends.mp3]
Download: Hospitality – Friends Of Friends [MP3]