Monday November 21st, 2011 15:58

New Video: Feist

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Hitting a lower-key – if equally as potent – visual note as compared to Beyonce’s gold and glitter-decked double-offering is ‘How Come You Never Go There’, the new video from singer-songwriter Leslie Feist. While the track on its own might sound soft and inviting, the clip’s black-and-white treatment and background sounds of distant, rumbling thunder usher in an all-new sense of of menace to ‘How Come’, the lead single from Feist’s current record ‘Metals’. Slightly scary as it might be, we love the video’s stark, atmospheric quality, and how it re-sculpts the song into something entirely strange and different.

Immerse yourself in ‘How Come You Never Go There’ below.

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Friday September 30th, 2011 15:58

Album Stream: Feist

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Much was made of Leslie Feist’s last LP ‘The Reminder’, which produced huge crossover hits in ‘My Moon My Man’, ‘I Feel It All’, and the charming, commercial-featuring ’1234′. Folksy brush strokes of ‘The Reminder’ exist alongside daubs of darker, earthier color on the album’s sequel, ‘Metals’, which is streaming online now ahead of its October 4 release. Feist’s musical palette seems broader across her latest offering than in past works, and ‘Metals’ finds her laying out an array of warming folk-pop morsels, enriching her brand of mystic, organic balladry with country inflections and delicate orchestral accents. Hear the entire LP below.

And while we’re on the subject of Feist, check out this serene in-studio rendition of ‘Metals’ cut ‘The Circle Married A Line’, which Leslie and band taped for radio station KCRW. We’re particularly fond of this because it features harmonic indie trio Mountain Man on backing vocals.

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Tuesday August 16th, 2011 16:00

First Listen: Feist

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Ever since cryptic video vignettes began cropping up on her website last month, we’ve been keeping a close watch on Canadian songbird Feist. As if to reward our vigil, Feist has posted a new song entitled ‘How Come You Never Go There’ as a first taste of her upcoming album ‘Metals’, due out on October 4.

A sultry piano jaunt with a jazz-inspired swing, deepened by pendulous trombone pulls and Leslie Feist’s unmistakable voice, this lacks the saccharine chirpiness of past breakthrough hits like ’1 2 3 4′. But fear not, Feist fans, ‘How Come’ is much less than a million sonic miles from the orchestral folk sound of  ‘Limit To Your Love’, if just a little older and wiser in its tone, so have a comforting listen below.

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How Come You Never Go There by Feist

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Tuesday July 26th, 2011 15:58

Teaser Trailer: Feist

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It’s been some time since we heard from Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist, who made it big, fourth album lucky, with her 2007 disc ‘The Reminder’. Now in readiness for the release of her new LP ‘Metals’ on October 4, Feist is set to loose a string of preview vignettes throughout the coming weeks and months.

With co-production credits on ‘Metals’ going to Feist’s long-time collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Valgeir Sigurðsson (the latter of whom has also worked with Björk), the two clips we’ve seen so far hint at a record that encapsulates a myriad styles and sounds, ranging from the dark, stormy percussive power of this first vignette, to the soft orchestral quality conjured up below.

Keep track of further ‘Metals’ vignettes as and when they appear over at Feist’s website.

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