The Smudge did not die. It was just hibernating as I moved into a new house, short notice, and shortly thereafter I was distrait with overwork. But we're back.
The universe may now continue with its daily business.
What better way to announce our return than with The Fiery Furnaces' impromptu in-studio version of Japanese Slippers, recorded live for my favorite PRI show, Faith Salie's Fair Game.
Matt: Is there a piano in the studio?
Faith: Yes, there ii-iiiisssss.
Matt: If you don't mind us playing very badly.
The Fiery Furnaces - Japanese Slippers (Live on Fair Game, 10-5-2007)(mp3)
Own The Fiery Furnaces' Widow City, out tomorrow.