Brooklyn’s The Fiery Furnaces who have been releasing albums since 2003, will be releasing two more albums this year. Along with their already released “I’m Going Away”, they will be reinterpreting the album and going to cover themselves, the result of the experiment will be released “sometime in New York City” which means September in-case you didn’t know. Their statement says:
Matthew and Eleanor are taking time out from watching season two of Mad Men to record separate, complete, cover, tribute, albums, of, to, I’m Going Away. Only the words will remain the same. Though in Eleanor’s case, the singer remains the same. The song, never. Or mostly never.
In other words: complete cover-album versions of the Fiery Furnaces by the Fiery Furnaces. Or The Fiery Furnaces. By the two of them, separately. To be released in two parts, together.
Six songs by one with six by the other. And then another six by six. The first batch comes out sometime in New York City– meaning September.
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They will also be releasing an album which will feature no audio, the band will only provide the sheet-music so that fans can see hear what the band has composed. The band states that their reason is because “because file-sharing, or downloading, or whatever, has notoriously, or supposedly, made the production of the conventional ‘with-audio’ record obsolete”. They even go as far as setting up show where they have fans play the music that they conposed, so that they could see their interpretations. For more details about the album titled “Silent Record” go here.
Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger have also announced some UK tour dates, they will be touring the country for a short time during October to support the UK release of “I’m Going Away” on October 24. You can see the tour dates below.
The Fiery Furnaces UK Tour Dates:
10/06 Manchester, England – Night & Day
10/07 Brighton, England – Albert
10/08 London, England – Cargo
10/09 Leeds, England – Cockpit
10/10 Glasgow, Scotland – Nice ‘N’ Sleazys