Two summers ago, Eleanor Friedberger’s Last Summer was practically a revelation. Previously known only as half of the Fiery Furnaces, a reliable, brother-sister indie rock duo hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Last Summer saw Friedberger writing personal, accessible tunes filled with both hooks and detail. This summer, her “Stare at the Sun,” on her new album, Personal Record, is the sort of effortless warm-weather jam that her old band continuously attempted but could never quite nail. This time, the details—turning off the cab TV, books on phone—fit into a story about a would-be ex who she knows will return. Who wouldn’t? With TEEN and Cassandra Jenkins.
Fri., June 28, 9 p.m., 2013