Antic Digression Disorder

By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 16, 2008

The time is ripe to see the Fiery Furnaces in concert. The siblings have two new backing musicians to assist with the acclaimed cut-and-paste approach they take to their songs onstage, and their latest album, Widow City (2007, Thrill Jockey), is their most straightforward and lighthearted full-length to date. Still a bold trip by even indie-popular standards, it nevertheless has a spring in its step ideal for Fiery Furnaces virgins; for the rest of us, it’s the walk in the park we never thought to ask of the duo.

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