Weird when bands are starting covering their own work. But this is a Fiery Furnaces news post. The bro-and-sis duo is releasing a two-part recording of I’m Going Away: half of the set has Matthew Friedberger singing a solo version of the record and the other half has his little sister Eleanor serving up her own renditions. Their website, like Clarissa, explains it all:
Matthew and Eleanor are taking time out from watching season two of Mad Men to record separate, complete, cover, tribute, albums, of, to, I’m Going Away. Only the words will remain the same. Though in Eleanor’s case, the singer remains the same. The song, never. Or mostly never. In other words: complete cover-album versions of the Fiery Furnaces by the Fiery Furnaces. Or The Fiery Furnaces. By the two of them, separately. To be released in two parts, together. Six songs by one with six by the other. And then another six by six. The first batch comes out sometime in New York City--meaning September.
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