Just for the fun of it, siblings Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces parted ways for a time and each re-recorded six songs off an album they had just recorded together—2009’s Take Me Away. After asking fans to review Take Me Away without ever hearing it, Matthew felt he owed them an actual alternate version of the album. Only the words remain the same on Take Me Round Again: The Friedbergers Cover The Friedbergers. Hear the new, slightly more accessible versions at the Music Hall of Williamsburg Dec. 11 and the Bowery Ballroom Dec. 12. $18, 8 p.m. both nights. thefieryfurnaces.com.
The Fiery Furnaces: Run For Cover
—by Elisabeth McGuirk, December 10, 2009