Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger formed the Fiery Furnaces in 2000 with her brother Matthew.  They released nine albums between 2003 and 2009.  Since 2011, Ms. Friedberger has released two solo albums, Last Summer and most recently Personal Record.  She’s recently been seen playing guitar in Late Night with Seth Meyers‘ 8G Band. You can follow her on Twitter here.


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Eleanor Friedberger (born September 2, 1976 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American musician most well-known for being one half of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, along with her older brother Matthew Friedberger. In the band she contributes the majority of the vocals both on record and during their live performances. Friedberger grew up singing with her grandmother, Olga Sarantos, and family in a Greek Orthodox Church. On July 12, 2011, Merge Records released Friedberger's first solo album, Last Summer. The Spoon song "Anything You Want" and the Franz Ferdinand song "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" were both written about Friedberger. She released her second album, Personal Record, on 4 June 2013. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Eleanor Friedberger (the Fiery Furnaces) Talks Yusuf’s Tell ‘Em I’m Gone

By Eleanor Friedberger | November 7, 2014

Eleanor Friedberger (the Fiery Furnaces) Talks Yusuf’s Tell ‘Em I’m Gone

The new album by The Artist Formerly Known as Cat Stevens is, wonderfully enough, of a piece with his earliest work.