Thank God Fiery Furnaces siblings Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger were never married. Lord knows they've got enough in common with the White Stripes. A dose of creepy pseudo-incest would just be too much to bear, although I'm sure plenty of indie kids would love it if Eleanor's — or a lookalike's — private stash of unfortunately videotaped sexcapades were mysteriously posted to YouTube. Jack and Meg parallels notwithstanding, Fiery Furnaces have managed to forge a unique musical identity in a genre increasingly defined by homogeneity. Not content to stick with the basic pop-inflected garage stomp formula popularized by their Detroit cousins, the Furnaces have challenged themselves and their audience with every new release, from 2003's... More >>>