Eleanor Friedberger, “Stare at the Sun”

Eleanor Friedberger's video for "Stare at the Sun" has been delivered just in time. Much like the speculation that Kurt Vile's latest sundrenched ode to the beauty in the world being released and reviewed just as we see the first flashes of futuresummerfuturespring, the timing of this video feels too right. The video follows the Fiery Furnaces frontwoman dancing in a style similar to the unforgettable Miranda July, with the companionship of a young woman doing sign language to the tune. Not only is it catchy as all getout, but there's nothing like watching a talent like her ham it up in overalls with a few English sheepdogs. If there's anything ironic about sitting inside to watch a music video while the sun beats down magnificently, we can't see it.

Friedberger is embarking on a solo tour this June with TEEN. The dates are listed here and you can preorder her second solo release, Personal Record, on Merge here.

4/10 New York, NY – Town Hall !
4/12 Northampton, MA – Parlor Room
6/04 Buffalo, NY – Babeville *
6/05 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern *
6/06 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room *
6/07 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle *
6/08 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock *
6/11 Vancouver, British Columbia – Media Club *
6/12 Seattle, WA – Neumos *
6/13 Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
6/15 San Francisco, CA – The Independent % *
6/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo % *
6/19 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
6/21 Austin, TX – The Parish *
6/22 Dallas, TX – The Loft *
6/24 St. Louis, MO – The Demo *
6/25 Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio *
6/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox *
6/27 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
6/28 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg +

* ! with Rodriguez
* with TEEN
% with Icewater
+ with Cassandra Jenkins