Our reside experiences with the Fiery Furnaces date again to the earliest days of this web site. It might be truthful to say that this band was partially accountable for the expansion of the location circa 2007-2008, as we recorded them throughout the realm, from a number of occasions at Maxwell’s, Mercury, Bowery, and Music Corridor, to singular exhibits at Sound Repair Information on Bedford (RIP), Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, LPR, Southpaw (RIP), East River Park Bandshell (RIP), and Hiro Ballroom (RIP). We recorded them so typically that we ended up getting credited as an “engineer” for the Fiery Furnaces reside album Bear in mind, which used a few of our recordings. The attraction was pure for we reside music followers — the band by no means performed any of their exhibits or songs the identical manner twice, they persistently invited excellent musicians to affix them on excursions, and the music was at all times difficult and cerebral. We couldn’t get sufficient of them.
However in 2011, the band’s core siblings Eleanor and Matt Friedberger determined to take a hiatus. I anticipated just a few years of time away, a solo album or two after which a return. I didn’t count on the break to take a decade, however in 2020 the reunion was lastly introduced and nicely, you understand what occurred then.
Final November at Brooklyn Metal, the wait was over. Fiery Furnaces have been again for a “hometown” present in the end. To be sincere, I didn’t actually know what solely to count on. The 2 stalwarts of the band from final decade (Jason Loewenstein and Bob D’Amico) weren’t becoming a member of within the reunion, and of the brand new band members, we solely have been conversant in probably the most glorious Emily Lee (Shearwater, and others). However what I did count on was a brand new tackle basic materials, and sure the brand new single from 2020 (“Down At The So And So And Someplace”). And in that respect, this present was solely what I had hoped to see. The setlist contained a wholesome dose from the entire band’s releases, in fact segued with surprising twists and turns — however at all times anchored by Eleanor’s meticulously delivered tongue-twisters and turns of phrase. Matt’s keyboard rack was liberally employed all through and jibed completely with Emily electrical piano — try the interaction in a tasty “Benton Harbor Blues”, and the rocking “Ex-Guru”. Your entire ninety-minute set labored like that, with no lulls, loads of highlights, and no dip in vitality all through. It was nice to have Fiery Furnaces again, even when for only one night time. We hope it isn’t one other decade earlier than they return.
I recorded this set with the Neumann hypers arrange on the Soundboard and combined with a board feed. We’re extraordinarily pleased with the outcomes, and are happy to supply this prime quality obtain. Get pleasure from!
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[Total Time 1:22:52]
01 Leaky Tunnel
02 Single Once more
03 Two Fats Toes
04 I’m Going Away
05 Benton Harbor Blues
07 My Canine Was Misplaced however Now He’s Discovered
08 The Garfield El
09 Chief Inspector Blancheflower
10 I’m in No Temper
11 Don’t Dance Her Down
12 The Vietnamese Phone Ministry
13 Down At The So And So And Someplace
14 Duplexes of the Useless
15 Computerized Husband
17 Quay Cur
18 Tropical Ice-Land
19 [encore break]
20 Right here Comes the Summer time
21 My Egyptian Grammar
22 Chris Michaels