|Residency shows are apparently the new big thing, with everyone from Bjork to Eleanor Friedberger announcing a long run of shows in one city or place. It's the great residency revival of 2012 ... and Eleanor Friedberger plans to do one in ... Marfa, TX? She'll be collaborating (which is also the Spacelab word of the day) with Gory Smelley on what will eventually be released as a limited edition 7" on Merge Records. Plan your residencies now, kid ... before it gets one-upped by the NEXT big thing.
"After joining the Portlandia tour as “Special Guest Musician” this month, Eleanor Friedberger will visit Texas in March for the SXSW Music Festival as well as a residency in Marfa, TX. Eleanor will attend a week long residency for Ballroom Marfa where she will record a limited edition 7-inch with Gory Smelley of Marfa Recording Company and perform at the Crowley Theater on March 24," reads the announcement from Merge.