On April 18, 2006.

On April 18, 2006, “Fat Possum” label released “Bitter Tea”, the fifth Fiery Furnaces (The) album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Key Club Recording” in Benton, Harbor, US, and was produced by Matthew Friedberger.


  • Matthew Friedberger – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Eleanor Friedberg – vocals, drums
  • Andy Knowles – drums
  • Bill Skibbe – noises, recording, mixing
  • Michael Parker – human beatbox, engineer assistant
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • Mike Reddy – design
  • Michael Lavine – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eleanor Friedberg and Matthew Friedberg.

  1. In My Little Thatched Hut
  2. I’m in No Mood
  3. Black-Hearted Boy
  4. Bitter Tea
  5. Teach Me Sweetheart
  6. I’m Waiting to Know You
  7. The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
  8. Oh Sweet Woods
  9. Borneo
  10. Police Sweater Blood Vow
  11. Nevers
  12. Benton Harbor Blues
  13. Whistle Rhapsody
  14. Nevers (Reprise) (unlisted)
  15. Benton Harbor Blues (Reprise) (unlisted)

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