Release Date – Jan 24th, 2005
The Fiery Furnaces, hot on the heels of releasing the unbelievably adventurous long player ‘Blueberry Boat’ earlier this year, are now set to unleash a compilation album, rather confusingly titled ‘EP’. The album is made up of tracks previously released as singles (both A and B sides) plus a couple of new, previously unreleased songs, including the stunning ‘Here Comes The Summer’. The common factor with the tracks included, is that none have previously been on either of the two Fiery Furnaces LP’s to date. In many ways this album could be construed as ‘the other side’ of The Fiery Furnaces, in that it’s a polar opposite to ‘Blueberry Boat’, this compilation vividly shows their more immediate and poppy side on the whole.
Buy The Fiery Furnaces ‘EP’from Amazon
or if you cannot wait that long
Buy ‘EP’ on Import from Amazon
The last 12 months have seen a lot of live activity from the band, extraordinary shows where they’ve played without pause for over 40 minutes whilst turning their songs inside out, upside down and back to front, leaving no doubt as to just what an essential band they are live. A world tour supporting Franz Ferdinand in late spring and a couple of triumphant Reading/Leeds Festival appearances in the summer…all culminated in the band undertaking their first coast to coast US tour this autumn to rave reviews.
Matt and Eleanor Friedberger are currently working on their next album, which they are recording with their Grandmother in Chicago. The album will feature Eleanor and her Grandmother singing duets juxtaposing a young woman’s point of view with that of the elder woman.
With ‘Blueberry Boat’ reaching high positions in most end of year ‘best albums’ lists on both sides of the Atlantic, this is a good opportunity to re-acquaint yourself with another side of The Fiery Furnaces.
Here Comes The Summer
Sing For Me
Duffer St George
Sullivan’s Social Slub