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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
OMG, but not WTF: New Fiery Furnaces Album Out July 21st!
As much as it is a giant Whopper of a tragedy that I have been single for a frickin' year, things are generally looking up for Laura Jane! For onesies, it's basically summer; for deuces, a bunch of other things that used to totally blow about the state of my union are now picking up some much-needed steam (but, believe it or not, even ole blabbermouth LJ needs to keep certain things sacred); for triads, THERE IS A NEW FIERY FURNACES ALBUM COMING OUT ON JULY 21ST, 2009!!!!!!!!! Only two months, two weeks, and six days to go!
All rock music is a sort of dramatic music. And since the times are tough, it makes sense to have that "drama" be something more like a version of Taxi than something like a version of Titanic. We like Taxi better than Titanic anyway. So we hope that some of the songs on this record can be used as theme songs to folk's own personal versions of Taxi. Because--ideally--the dramatic setting of the music isn't provided by the story or image of the given act or band. It's provided by the lives of the people who use--listen to--the music. That is pop music's promise and problem, or danger. So be careful and don't get canceled.
Sounds fine by me! Irritatingly, however, there is no song on I'm Going Away called "I Am so Goddamned Grateful that Laura Jane Faulds of nogoodforme.com, the Most Charming Girl on the Face of the Planet, Entered my Life (Signed, Matthew (not Eleanor!) Friedberger") This is as shocking to me as I'm sure it is to you. But hey- that's exactly why we love the Fiery Furnaces! You never know what they'll get up to next!
Anyway, the tracklisting for the new record reads as follows:
01 "I'm Going Away"
02 "Drive to Dallas"
03 "The End is Near"
04 "Charmaine Champagne"
05 "Cut the Cake"
06 "Even in the Rain"
07 "Staring at the Steeple"
08 "Ray Bouvier"
09 "Keep Me in the Dark"
10 "Lost At Sea"
11 "Cups and Punches"
12 "Take Me Round Again"
I am presently most excited for "Cups and Punches," but you never really know with these types of things, do you? The least exciting listed song title is, in my opinion, "Take Me Round Again," so I'm sure that will be my favourite, since that is how cruel life tends to do its thang.
Also, here are two cool videos of the Fiery Furnaces being cool in a cool-looking location:
Tags: Eleanor Friedberger, excitement, Fiery Furnaces, fish tacos, frat boys, future best friends, happiness, I'm Going Away, July, Laura, Laura Jane: The James Joyce of Fashion Bloggers, Laura loves Matthew Friedberger, Matthew Friedberger, The Fiery Furnaces, The Friedberger siblings, Things are looking up for Laura Jane, Thrill Jockey
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