The Fiery Furnaces

I’m Going Away is the Fiery Furnaces’ Eighth album. It was recorded by and mixed with Jason Loewenstein at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 in New York City. Jason also played bass and Robert D’Amico played drums. All songs were written together by Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger, except for the title track, which is “trad. Arranged by.” Eleanor wrote most of the lyrics; Matt wrote most of the music and also produced the album.

All rock music is a sort of dramatic music. And since the times are tough, it makes sense to have that “drama” be something more like a version of Taxi than something like a version of Titanic. We like Taxi better than Titanic anyway. So we hope that some of the songs on this record can be used as theme songs to folks' own personal versions of Taxi. Because—ideally—the dramatic setting of the music isn't provided by the story or image of the given act or band. It's provided by the lives of the people who use—listen to—the music. That is pop music's promise and problem, or danger. So be careful and don't get canceled.

The band is very optimistic—despite or because of it all—and will continue its “Democ-Rock” efforts by releasing a fully-fledged Derocmacy in America limited edition vinyl box-set. It might be called something like Your Cashier Today was ACM CASHIER 96. Matthew and Eleanor are also working on the Fiery Furnaces “Silent Record:” a non-record record, in book form, with notation and instructions. Both will be released by Thrill Jockey records later this year.

The Fiery Furnaces

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Check out some live songs on My Old Kentucky Blog!  Click here!

Blare’s Going Live section features Toronto show photos, check 'em out here

Super interview and Chicago show preview provided by Live Fix, enjoy it here

Eleanor is interviewed by Style magazine! Check out the video!
IndieATL hosted The Fiery Furnaces for a performance session in Atlanta - watch live video of "Charmaine Champagne"
The Fiery Furnaces performed live on KUT Austin on their current US tour. Listen to "Ex-Guru" from the session, and check out the rest of their here to watch!
Watch illustrator Arthur Jones animated interpretation of Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kots Sound opinions review of I'm Going Away here!
Check out the wild new video for \"Charmaine Champagne,\" Directed by Phillip Niemeyer of Double Triple with artwork by Mike Reddy and Hannah Cole
NPR's Fresh Air reviewed The Fiery Furnaces' new album, I'm Going Away, calling it "a transporting experience."
I'm Going Away gets a lead review and 8/10 in NME this week! Click here to view.
Here is the link to the Fiery Furnaces interview on Newsweek's site. There is also a video of them playing "Cut The Cake". Click here.
Watch a GREAT interview with The Fiery Furnaces and Joe from Breakfast at Sulimays here!
The Fiery Furnaces performed at Le Poisson Rouge on June 11th. NYCTaper has made the show available for download here!
Great new Fiery Furnaces interviews from MOGTV. Listen to Matt and Eleanor discuss their favorite music, fantasize about collaborating with George Bush, and other good times. Watch them here.
Matt and Eleanor stopped by KUOM in Minneapolis to perform a rare stripped set. Listen here.
Check out this video, recently featured on, of The Fiery Furnaces playing live at Mercury Lounge, click here
Listen to The Fiery Furnaces play an unforgettable set on NPR\'s Sound Opinions here. Aired 1/4/08.
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