This has to be the longest we have managed to go without a new Fiery Furnaces release in sometime. They were averaging like three a year a while back, weren’t they? Anyway, siblings Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger will be breaking their silence soon enough with the release of their eighth album.
Going Away (again so soon, guys???) will be released on July 21 ans was produced by Sebadoh’s Jason Loewenstein, who also contributed bass to the record. Stereogum has premiered the first track off the album, a relatively straight-forward piano ballad with some ’70s pop flourishes. The song is called “The End is Near,” which has really got me wondering whether all of these ominous titles are supposed to foreshadowing something career-wise for these guys.
Check out the song and decide for yourself here.