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An absolute gem,
This review is from: Gallowsbird's Bark (Audio CD)
File through the spurt of post-Jack 'n' Meg American exports and you'll probably come across this New York oddball gem. The Friedberger siblings have developed a sound on this debut which- while all over the place- sounds delightfully bluesy, messy and fresh; best so on the jam band stomp Two Fat Feet, pounding word jumble Crystal Clear and delightful strum-a-thon Tropical Ice-Land. It just needs a bit of musical glue to hold it all together. Still, unlike the current crop of pretenders jumping off the back of bandwagons, what the Fiery Furnaces don't lack is an imagination. And with Eleanor Friedberger's warped lyrics, they invite you to use your imagination as much as they play with theirs.