The End Is Near features four tracks : one which appears on I'm Going Away in the same form, two that appear on I'm Going Away in a different form, and one track exclusive to this 12” release.
The End Is Near is a limited edition 12” EP coming out one month before The Fiery Furnaces brand new studio album I’m Going Away. Fans and critics alike have long been waiting for the Friedbergers to make their ‘simple’ record, as it’s always been clear they had a knack for the infectious melodies and great arrangements that classic pop requires. The title track, a catchy, melancholic pop song kicks off the single, instantly giving tantalizing affirmation that the new album I’m Going Away is set to be the most exciting, accomplished and consequently accessible album The Fiery Furnaces have ever made.
A radio edit of ‘Lost At Sea’ and a slower version of ‘Charmaine Champagne’ (both album tracks in their original forms) underline the masterful melodic work of the album’s new songs to breathtaking effect. ‘Teddy’s on Kent’ is an otherwise unavailable new recording.