The Fiery Furnaces
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In the early years of the new millennium, in the wake of the massive success of the White Stripes, countless other indie rock bands popped up comprised of either only two members and/or a brother and sister combo. One of the most notable of these new acts was the Brooklyn, New York, USA-based Fiery Furnaces. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, the band is comprised of sister/brother duo Eleanor Friedberger (2 September 1976, Oak Park, Illinois, USA; vocals/guitar) and Matthew Friedberger (b. 21 October 1972, Oak Park, Illinois, USA; guitar). Honing their act by opening up NYC dates for national acts travelling along the east coast, including Hot Hot Heat and the Kills, the Fiery Furnaces began to create a buzz, eventually signing with Rough Trade Records (distributed by Sanctuary). Late in 2003 the band released their acclaimed debut, Gallowsbirds Bark. The album mixed the duos basic garage rock style with a rich smattering of folk, blues and music hall....