New Video From Eleanor Friedberger – ‘False Alphabet City’
“False Alphabet City” is a new song by Eleanor Friedberger. In April, Eleanor took a break from recording to perform in the artist Sara Magenheimer’s (http://www.saramagenheimer.com/) film FALSE ALPHABETS in which she plays a New York City radio DJ. Eleanor adapted Sara’s script into songs and performed them with her band at Recess (http://www.recessart.org/), the SOHO gallery that hosted Sara’s residency. “False Alphabet City” became the anthemic theme song for this video-based art work about language, music and the radio voice as a life-line in our contemporary atmosphere of cultural alienation. Here is the trailer for Sara Magenheimer’s FALSE ALPHABETS, to be completed in 2016.
Eleanor Friedberger (born September 2, 1976 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American musician most famous 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. She previously 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.
Friedberger’s brother Matthew dedicated his 2006 solo album Winter Women to her.