Watch Eleanor Friedberger's Wondrous 'When I Knew' Video

Fiery Furnaces singer plots U.S. tour dates with Colin Meloy this fall

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Eleanor Friedberger has always had a knack for eccentricity. Whether she's diving deep into a melody-warping rabbit hole with her brother Matthew as the Fiery Furnaces or crafting an infectiously fidgety solo album, the Illinois native specializes in enthusiastically oddball thought-pop. Enter the just-released video for "When I Knew," a brisk, sun-spotted jaunt from her recently released Personal Record. Directed by Ryan Junell, the clip follows the lady Friedberger as she goes about seemingly normal activities: Doing the laundry, fixing a light in the basement, enjoying some fresh air outdoors. But, like the individual songs of Personal Record, the video feels part of a heightened reality, thanks to some flashes of rainbow color and swooshing visual effects. It's as if all the details of the everyday are imbued with just enough magic to make them worth marveling at. Watch it above, and find tour dates below.

Eleanor Friedberger tour dates:

September 3 - London, U.K. @ Bush Hall
September 4 - Paris, France @ Glaz Art
September 6 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko
October 10 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
October 11 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
October 12 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room
November 1 - New York, NY @ Town Hall ^
November 2 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre ^
November 4 - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre ^
November 5 - Washington, D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre ^
November 6 - Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre ^
November 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ^
November 9 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall ^
November 11 - Chicago, IL @ Park West ^
November 12 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
November 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Woman's Club ^

^ = with Colin Meloy

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