Watch Eleanor Friedberger’s “Sweetest Girl”

Eleanor Friedberger releases "Sweetest Girl video"
Photo by Joe DeNardo

Eleanor Friedberger will release New View on January 22nd via Frenchkiss, and today she shares the single “Sweetest Girl,” along with its accompanying music video. A swinging, anthemic track with punctuated walls of sound leading into each chorus, wise words of advice and a melodic, synth-laden outro, “Sweetest Girl” is the second song off of New View. “Sweetest Girl” was directed by artist and musician Joe DeNardo (Growing, Ornament), using his outtakes from the New View album cover shoot. Joe also directed Eleanor in She’s A Mirror and the upcoming Slow Machine.

New View is the follow-up to 2013’s Personal Record and her first for NYC’s Frenchkiss Records. New View signals a fresh beginning for the former Fiery Furnaces’ frontwoman. After living in Brooklyn for fourteen years, Friedberger moved to upstate New York, and the album reflects that region’s rustic charm. Friedberger drew inspiration for New View from many of her musical heroes – everyone from Van Morrison, Neil Young and George Harrison, to Slapp Happy, Yoko Ono and Elyse.

North American Tour Dates

2/18/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/19/16 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy Philly
2/20/16 Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater
2/22/16 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
2/23/16 Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
2/24/16 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
2/26/16 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
2/27/16 Omaha, NE @ Reverb
2/28/16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
3/1/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
3/2/16 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
3/4/16 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
3/5/16 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
3/6/16 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
3/8/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
3/10/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
3/11/16 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
3/12/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
3/15/16-3/20/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW 2016
4/14/16 Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
4/15/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
4/16/16 Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter
4/19/16 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater – Roof
4/21/16 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
4/22/16 Houston, TX @ Raven Tower
4/23/16 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
4/25/16 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
4/26/16 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
4/28/16 St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room
4/30/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi
5/1/16 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/3/16 Ithaca, NY @ The Dock
5/4/16 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
5/5/16 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
5/6/16 Boston, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
5/7/16 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater