Last Summer by Eleanor Friedberger

Last Summer by Eleanor Friedberger

“Watch Footloose with the biggest bottle of vodka in the world…” Eleanor Friedberger is best known for her work in The Fiery Furnaces. Last Summer ($14) is her solo album, and we’re playing it in our top-secret headquarters right this very minute, and we like it a lot. Supposedly it was released in July of last year, but this is the first we’ve heard of it. I guess we haven’t been reading Pitchfork enough?

Get Her a Turntable

Record player

Vinyl. As a medium it has been superseded by the 8-track, cassette tapes, compact discs, mini discs, MP3s and who-knows-what-else. Yet she still craves it: the physical object of a vinyl pressing, the smell of it, the liner notes, the warm tones, the act of selecting an album and setting the needle… Try the affordable-but-classy Crosley CR40 Mini Turntable ($90) or hit up your local record shop/audiophile friend for a recommendation.