Tuesday, June 4
Tickets: $12 advance / $15 day of show at Tickets.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), and Rust Belt Books or charge by phone 888-223-6000
7pm doors, 8pm show
Eleanor Friedberger is not just the enigmatic mouthpiece of one of music’s most interesting, dynamic and constantly exciting bands. In fact, Eleanor Friedberger is an exceptional songwriter herself, playing a variety of instruments and crafting the very sorts of choruses that made you fall in love with The Fiery Furnaces in the first place.
To coincide with the release date of her second solo album, Personal Record, Friedberger will be performing live at Babeville on June 4, 2013 in the Ninth Ward. Personal Record is the follow up to 2011’s Last Summer, which Pitchfork described as “a throwback to idiosyncratic but solidly crafted albums made in the 1970s by piano-driven popsmiths like Harry Nilsson, Todd Rundgren, and Joni Mitchell.”
Friedberger has an effortless ear for melody and arrangements, and doesn’t shy away from that oh-so-complicated genre “pop,” wrangling Phil Spector harmonies and 60′s girl group shimmers. A connoisseur of classic rock, she peppers her songs with dashes of Donovan, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and more. She truly is a masterful wordsmith, mashing up colorful, complicated lyrical lines into beautiful refrains, one of the only people capable of singing about riding her bike through Coney Island without, well, sounding like she’s singing about riding her bike through Coney Island. It’s a testament to her passionate vocal phrasing and manipulation of melody that she can combine things like earthquakes and heart shakes without sounding trite, contrived or like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.
Brooklyn’s TEEN opens the show.
Date(s) - 06/04/2013
341 Delaware Avenue