Throughout Winter Women, Friedberger explores the denser sound the Furnaces have gradually approached over their career, sometimes to the point of overcooking- songs like Under the Hood at the Paradise Garage suffer from one keyboard too many being added to the mix. Often the instruments threaten to overwhelm Friedberger’s voice entirely, low in volume and prone to muttered spoken-word asides. The story of one Scot Dombrowski, a Pentecostal businessman who starts a school for using speaking in tongues for business negotiation purposes in China (obviously), it’s a plot that makes Rehearsing My Choir look like an episode of "The Golden Girls".
Seventh Loop Highway – 3:57. The Cross and the Switchblade – 3:54. I Started Using Alcohol at the Age of Eleven – 3:57. Winter Women is also stated in the liner notes as being dedicated to Eleanor.
Album by Matthew Friedberger. Seventh Loop Highway. The Cross and the Switchblade. I Started Using Alcohol at the Age of Eleven. Do You Like Blondes? Azusa St. Topeka and San Antonio. A Mystical Preparative to Lewdness. Ship Scrap Beach Business. Things Were Going So Well. All in Vain or the Opposite.
Double CD. Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album. The two CDs come housed in an earth friendly, four panel mini-LP style gatefold package with all new artwork from long time collaborator Mike Reddy. ships out within 2 days. Purchasable with gift card. Born and raised in Chicago, Matthew Friedberger is a songwriter and composer. His rock group The Fiery Furnaces made 9 albums from 2003 to 2009 and performed extensively. He has released 11 solo albums since 2006; his 12th, Matricidal sons of bitches, was released in 2012 on Thrill Jockey Records.
If you’re thinking concept album! you’re half right. Matty told Pitchfork : is a story record, a guy from Chicago goes and starts a business school for English in Japan that operates by xenolalia, you know, to do the business transactions. So they get the Holy Ghost and start speaking in tongues to negotiate. And the other one? There’s a lot of guitar solos, I guess.
Find sources: "Solos" Matthew Friedberger album – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (January 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). 2011 box set by Matthew Friedberger. Solos is a vinyl-only boxset of six albums by Chicago-based musician Matthew Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces. On each of the six records, Matthew only plays one instrument, hence the name Solos.
Matthew Friedberger, born 21st October 1972, is one half of the brother and sister band, The Fiery Furnaces where he plays the majority of the instruments and provides some vocals. Prior to starting The Fiery Furnaces, Matthew Friedberger played in various other bands, including Corndolly, Liquorette, The Mezzanines and The Grand Vizars.
0. Theme from Never Going Home Again. 1. Bet You Don't! Matthew Friedberger.