Friday, September 5, 2008

Fiery Furnaces To Open For of Montreal !!! Goodies Below

So who couldn't be more excited about the upcoming Skeletal Lamping tour? Us! All of us, we hope, especially those who live in or around Florida, as BP has dropped on us perhaps one of the happiest surprises so far, in the Townhall thread about Fiery Furnaces:

guess who's opening for us in florida?
but only as a two piece....

:-O The Fiery Furnaces could perhaps be the finest group to ever open for of Montreal. Strong words, we know, and strong music - not always easy to digest, from what we've heard from a couple of you. This is a band like of Montreal that often takes at least a few repeated listens to "get" the song and it's insane structure. And even more than of Montreal, Fiery Furnaces, when performing live, take their recorded songs and stretch them any which way but loose, and this two-piece lineup of brother Matthew and sister Eleanor should prove to be an interesting show.

Starting with this post, we're going to highlight the bands opening up for of Montreal on this tour, to help you "learn" them, too, and maybe appreciate a little more what you're going to see live. And for the special treat of the band including the Fiery Furnaces (oh, please do a communal jam at the end, and extend the siblings duty beyond Florida), we're going to give you a special treat, and hopefully a bit more insight into this mysterious band.

These first two tracks come from the Fiery Furnaces' debut album Gallowsbird's Bark, a much more straight-ahead affair than the rest of their catalog:

And here's one from their most recent release on Thrill Jockey, the ambitious double live album Remember, which takes (varying sound quality) recordings and cuts from various FF shows and lineups and mashes them into the approximation of many of the best moments of a live Fiery Furnaces show:

And here's a special rare treat for you: an incredible quality soundboard/audience matrix bootleg, recorded and mastered by wolfattack (thank you whoever you are), from the Fiery Furnaces last appearance in Austin, October of last year. Here's a couple of samples, and then the entire show for you to download:

Insound has all of the Fiery Furnaces albums
, but always check the individual labels and buy from them when it's possible and cheaper and if you want Blueberry Boat, that is the one album available direct from the band, just click "Store" on the FF site

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