Fiery Furnaces finish brewing Bitter Tea
Their new disc, Bitter Tea, comes out April 18, and this morning Pitchfork unveiled the tracklisting:
01 In My Little Thatched Hut
02 I'm in No Mood
03 Black-hearted Boy
04 Bitter Tea
05 Teach Me Sweetheart
06 Waiting to Know You
07 The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
08 Oh Sweet Woods
10 Police Sweater Blood Vow
12 Benton Harbor Blues
13 Whistle Rhapsody?
14 Benton Harbor Blues Again
The article also gives a brief description of what to expect from the album's sound:
Bitter Tea is said to be poppier and more straightforward than the Furnaces' last effort, Rehearsing My Choir, but then again, so is my toenail focus. The album, recorded in Benton Harbour, Michigan, last year, was written and produced by Mr. Friedberger while Eleanor handled the vocals and some percussion.
"Bitter Tea is a very girly record. The granddaughter record, as opposed to the grandmother record," Matt Friedberger said in a press release. The Furnaces also described the album’s sound as "Sissy Psychedelic Satanism".