Friday, May 09, 2008

The Fiery Furnaces "Widow City"

I bought this on vinyl, but was later able to add it to iTunes because the FFs' record label allow free downloads to vinyl purchasers. The FFs are a band I have become quite fond of through seeing live, so I picked up this, their most recent album, partly because of the free download option.

Anyway, as you know, the FFs have at their core a brother and sister, Matthew & Eleanor Friedberger She sings while he sticks to instruments. The music mixes electronic with rock instrumentation, with the whole thing having a somewhat idiot-savant quality.

The Friedbergers have become the famous people I most want to come round for dinner. I bet they would be entertainingly weird and would do things like finish each other's sentences and say strange, non sequitur things to each other. The other famous person I would love to have come and visit is Prince Phillip – I wonder how they would get on with him.

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