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May 7, 2009, 10:41 am
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Band invite fans to describe their new album without having heard it

If there was any doubt left lingering in our tiny minds that The Fiery Furnaces are one of the most original and creatively intrepid bands around, it has surely been blown away by the latest developments in Camp Friedberger. We recently posted about their upcoming album I’m Going Away (out in July through Thrill Jockey), as well as their three other projects, and thought that was surely enough to keep the siblings busy for the rest of the year and then some. Apparently not, because they’ve just launched another project that’s even more unusual.

Posting on their Myspace this week, the band have thrown open a challenge to their fans to help them create an alternative, word-only version of I’m Going Away – an “Exclusively-Acolyte, Altered-Otherwise, Hypo-Audio” edition – by emailing in descriptions of each song from the title alone. That is, without ever having heard them. The descriptions don’t even have to be in English: “We would be honored if you helped make us a party to the progress of international understanding through mutual mostly-incomprehension!” To take part all you have to do is email your “Deaf Description” to thefieryfurnacesemail@gmail.com and Eleanor and Matt will take it from there. The alternative edition will be released on the same day as the official version.


I’m Going Away
01 I’m Going Away
02 Drive To Dallas
03 The End Is Near
04 Charmaine Champagne
05 Cut The Cake
06 Even In The Rain
07 Staring At The Steeple
08 Ray Bouvier
09 Keep Me In The Dark
10 Lost At Sea
11 Cups & Punches
12 Take Me Round Again

Alan Pedder


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