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The Fiery Furnaces are a U.S. indie rock band formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. They primarily consist of Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger. The brother and sister are originally from Oak Park, Illinois a near-western suburb of Chicago. Their name is a reference to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The inventive, often challengingly experimental rock band signed with the Rough Trade music label in 2002, and recorded their debut album, Gallowsbird's Bark, the same year. Released in the autumn of 2003, that album garnered critical praise for its clever wordplay and original songwriting and was often compared in the press to The White Stripes due to the garage blues elements of the band’s sound.
Matthew is primarily, though not completely, responsible for the band's songwriting and studio instrumentation, while Eleanor handles the majority of the vocal duties. Drummer Andy Knowles and bassist Toshi Yano both joined the band for live performances in time for their 2004 tour. Beginning with a performance at the April 2004 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Camber Sands, England, the band's live performances took the form of hour-long, continuous sets of music featuring snippets from most of their recorded songs. Many times, several songs were melded together to create a conglomerate song that encompassed material from previously released songs, this producing simmilarly complicated set lists for the band to follow