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I reviewed the Fiery Furnaces singer’s very strong solo debut for the L.A. Times:
Given the Fiery Furnaces’ obsessively prolific career — member Matthew Friedberger is currently making his way through a multi-volume solo project — it’s a wonder that Eleanor Friedberger’s debut solo record, Last Summer, didn’t arrive many seasons ago. It took the brother-sister duo’s 2009 effort, Take Me Round Again, a collection of dueling covers of Furnaces originals, to reveal Eleanor’s solo ambitions; a surprisingly release-free 2010 finally gave her the chance to explore them.
Head to Pop & Hiss for the full review. Over on Vulture, Nitsuh Abebe has an interesting look at the album as a collection of New York-centric memories.
Eleanor Friedberger – “My Mistakes”: mp3
(Last Summer is out now on Merge)