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Eleanor Friedberger
Fiery Furnaces at Audio.jpgEleanor Friedberger (2009)
Background information
Born(1976-09-02) September 2, 1976 (age 40)
OriginOak Park, Illinois
GenresIndie rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active2000–present
LabelsMerge Records, Frenchkiss Records
Associated actsThe Fiery Furnaces

Eleanor Friedberger (born September 2, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is best known as one half of the indie rock duo The Fiery Furnaces, alongside her older brother Matthew Friedberger.[1] In the band she contributes the majority of the vocals both on record and during their live performances.

In 2011, The Fiery Furnaces went on hiatus, with both Friedberger siblings embarking upon solo careers. To date, Eleanor has released three solo studio albums: Last Summer (2011), Personal Record (2013) and New View (2016).


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Solo work
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Discography
  • 5 References

Early life

Friedberger was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and grew up singing with her grandmother Olga Sarantos and family in a Greek Orthodox church.

Solo work

Friedberger released her first solo album Last Summer on 12 July 2011 through Merge Records.[2] Friedberger released her second album, Personal Record, on 4 June 2013. [3] Her third album, New View, was released on 22 January 2016. It is her first release on Frenchkiss Records, having released her first two albums through Merge Records.[4]

Personal life

Friedberger's brother Matthew dedicated his 2006 solo album, Winter Women, to her.

She has dated both Britt Daniel of Spoon and Alex Kapranos of the Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand. The Spoon song "Anything You Want" and the Franz Ferdinand song "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" are both written about her.[5][6]



  • Last Summer (2011)
  • Personal Record (2013)
  • New View (2016)


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: The Fiery Furnaces". AMG. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Merge Records: Last Summer official album page". Merge Records. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Official Website". Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Eleanor Friedberger Announces New Album New View, Shares "He Didn't Mention His Mother"". Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  5. ^ http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/9480-accidents-happen-britt-daniel-on-20-years-of-spoon/
  6. ^ http://www.spin.com/articles/spin-interview-alex-kapranos/


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