Eleanor Friedberger will release her new album REBOUND on Frenchkiss Records on 4th May 2018.
In contrast to her lauded 2016 album New View, which Eleanor arranged and recorded with her touring band, REBOUND was recorded mostly by Eleanor alone with assistance from producer Clemens Knieper. The resulting album is an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra.
In addition to a new sonic palette, REBOUND takes significant inspiration from Eleanor’s time spent in Greece. Half-Greek herself, Eleanor frequently travelled to Greece to see family, but decided in 2016 to really immerse herself in the culture.
REBOUND is the incredible next step in a lauded, brilliant recording career by one of the most prolific, daring independent artists of our time. From her days spent in The Fiery Furnaces, creating melodically off-kilter, idiosyncratic mini-epics, to her three acclaimed previous solo albums Last Summer (2010), Personal Record (2011) and New View (2016), Eleanor Friedberger continues to create exactly what we need to hear when we need to hear it. Always anchored by her plaintive, velvety alto, and Dylan-esque lyrical treatises, REBOUND is Eleanor at her very best, and a welcome addition to her rich, celebrated catalogue.