Eleanor Friedberger (born September 2, 1976 in Oak Park, Illinois) is part of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces with her brother Matthew Friedberger. In the band she contributes the majority of the vocals both on record and during their live performances. Eleanor grew up singing with her grandmother, Olga Sarantos and family in a Greek Orthodox Church. She also dated Alex Kapranos of the Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand.
In April 2011, Merge Records announced that they would be releasing Friedberger's first solo album, Last Summer (album), on July 12, 2011.
So here is a track from the aforementioned Eleanor Friedberger album. And a very fine album it is. Check out "My Mistakes" and "Inn Of The Seventh Ray". Then you will be Jonesing for the complete album.
From Eleanor Friedberger's solo debut Last Summer, out July 12, 2011 on Merge Records.
And here's a classic of Queen. Anyone who attempts Queen has to be admired, and she does a pretty good rendition here.
You're My Best Friend
Eleanor Friedberger performs "You're My Best Friend" at the Loser's Lounge tribute to Queen at Joe's Pub, New York City, on February 19, 2011. Backed by The Kustard Kings and STC. Filmed by Maya Terhune.
The Kustard Kings are Joe McGinty (keyboards), Eddy Zweiback (percussion), Jeremy Chatzky (bass), Ira Elliot (drums) and the Guitarmy -- David Terhune, Julian Maile and Jon Spurney.
STC are Sean Altman, Tricia Scotti and Connie Petruk (backing vocals).
Joe McGinty - MC and founder of the Loser's Lounge.
Here is another track from her great new album.
Inn Of The Seventh Ray