11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the quietly great Last Summer and Personal Record, the former Fiery Furnace’s third solo album filters folksy '60s- and '70s-style rock (think Zombies or Bob Dylan) through the slacker brilliance of '90s indie bands like Pavement. Wry, romantic, and written with enough offbeat detail to fill a Wes Anderson movie, New View captures the ins and outs of relationships in a voice that’s bittersweet (“Never Is a Long Time”), funny (“Cathy With the Curly Hair”), and, more often than not, both (“Sweetest Girl”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the quietly great Last Summer and Personal Record, the former Fiery Furnace’s third solo album filters folksy '60s- and '70s-style rock (think Zombies or Bob Dylan) through the slacker brilliance of '90s indie bands like Pavement. Wry, romantic, and written with enough offbeat detail to fill a Wes Anderson movie, New View captures the ins and outs of relationships in a voice that’s bittersweet (“Never Is a Long Time”), funny (“Cathy With the Curly Hair”), and, more often than not, both (“Sweetest Girl”).

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Really wonderful

GermPDX,

This record is loaded with great tracks, but that’s just the start. It sounds like it’s from 4 decades ago! Get ready for Simon and Garfunkel-esk harmonies and classic arrangements. Great songwriting with a nostalgic twist. Definitely recommend it. If you like “Personal Record” I can’t imagine you won’t like “New View."

Fantastic

Arleeski,

this album is equal parts simplicity, beauty, creativity and talent. Very impressive.

About Eleanor Friedberger

First known as one half of the brother-sister duo the Fiery Furnaces, Eleanor Friedberger headed out on her own in summer 2010, recording her solo debut Last Summer. The album, which featured playful but more straightfoward tracks than the Furnaces' work, was released by Merge in July 2011. For 2013's Personal Record, Friedberger crafted a set of songs that paid homage to the introspective pop of the '70s. She returned late in 2015 with the single "False Alphabet City," a companion piece to visual artist Sara Magenheimer's film False Alphabets that was also Friedberger's first release for Frenchkiss Records. Her third full-length, New View, was recorded with her backing band Icewater after a move to upstate New York. It arrived in January 2016. ~ Heather Phares

  • ORIGIN
    Oak Park, IL
  • BORN
    September 2, 1976

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