First known as one half of the brother-sister duo the Fiery Furnaces
, Eleanor Friedberger headed out on her own in summer 2010, recording her solo debut Last Summer.
The album, which featured playful but more straightfoward tracks than the Furnaces
' work, was released by Merge
in July 2011. For 2013's Personal Record, Friedberger crafted a set of songs that paid homage to the introspective pop of the '70s. She returned late in 2015 with the single "False Alphabet City," a companion piece to visual artist Sara Magenheimer's film False Alphabets that was also Friedberger's first release for Frenchkiss Records
. Her third full-length, New View, was recorded with her backing band Icewater after a move to upstate New York. It arrived in January 2016. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi