totally! i'm drooling
I searched, but didn't see a thread devoted to Feist. Has anybody picked up her new DVD/CD set, Look at What the Light Did Now? I watched the trailer and thought it looked pretty cool. The package includes a documentary about the creation of The Reminder and a bunch of bonus video/audio:
Sounds worth checking out, y/n?BONUS VIDEO CONTENT
5 Live Performances from "The Reminder" Tour (single shot / unedited)
-Limit to your Love
-Help is on it's way
Live Performance from "The Living Lantern"
(The performance was part of a week of secret shows where Feist played at some of the most special venues that she came up through as a musician)
1 jam session with producer Chilly Gonzales
(archival footage from Chilly Gonzales Presidential Suite Tour 2002)
The Water (starring Cillian Murphy, David Fox, Leslie Feist. Directed by Kevin Drew)
Departures (starring Kevin Drew and Dani Kind, directed by Anthony Seck. Concept by Feist)
-I Feel it All
-My Moon My Man
BONUS AUDIO CONTENT
Accompanying the DVD will be a 13 track CD featuring select songs from the original soundtrack, reinterpretations, and rare and exclusive live performances
Look At What The Light Did Now (Solo)
Limit To Your Love
When I Was A Young Girl
My Moon My Man
Where Can I Go Without You?
Sea Lion Woman
Look At What The Light Did Now (Duet With Little Wings)
I actually looked for this today at Borders and they didn't have it. I might hit Best Buy tomorrow.
I love her, so of course I want to get this ... but I'd be much more excited for an album of new, original material. It's been waaaay too long.
me want new Feist too !
new album will come out somewhere this fall and will be called Metals
It's been four years since Leslie Feist broke through with her fourth solo album The Reminder, which scored four Grammy nominations, and her hit single, "1234," which helped sell boatloads of iPod Nanos, thanks to that ubiquitous Apple commercial. She's remained relatively low-key after wrapping up a grueling world tour in 2008, but the Canadian singer-songwriter will end her break this fall with a new record Metals, due out Ocobter 4.
For the album, Feist joined longtime collaborators Chilly Gonzalez and Mocky and worked up a dozen songs in Toronto. Then they headed down to Big Sur, on California's central coast, to complete the record with percussionist Dean Stone, keyboardist Brian LeBarton, and Valgeir Siggurdsson, who's produced albums by Björk and Kate Nash.
The result — produced by Feist, Gonzalez, Mocky, and Siggurdsson — is a gorgeous collection of overtly poppy tunes, cinematic art-rock, and strummy ballads. It's probably too early to say if Metals will yield a crossover phenomenon like "1234," but the songs are definite growers. SPIN got a first listen to the album and here are some of the highlights.
This torchy ballad starts with pleading, moaning guitar riffs and touches of harmonica, before gliding into a multi-tracked chorus with sumptuous harmonies. There's a hair-raising turn toward the end, as strings swell, recalling the heartbreak drama of Beck's 2002 album Sea Change. (The influence would make sense: the two collaborated in 2009 on a cover of Skip Spence's Oar for Beck's Record Club.)
The Undiscovered First
It opens with Feist singing and strumming an acoustic guitar, but soon explodes into an uplifting chorus, with bright horn melodies, handclaps, and symphonic flourishes. Upping the intensity, "Undiscovered First" concludes with Feist and her backup singers crooning, "Is this the right river for us to forge / Is this the way to live?" with the sassy verve of The Supremes.
The influence of classic Brill Building songwriters like Carole King shines brightly on this easy-going bit of popcraft, with rollicking, gospel-style piano, guitars, and shambling drums. Reminiscent of Leonard Cohen's wordplay on "Hallelujah," Feist cleverly compares relationships to the art of the song: "He's the verse, and you're the hook / Woe be the girl who loves a songwriter." If any track has potential to break big like "1234," it's this one.
Cicadas and Gulls
Perhaps the record's quietest track, "Cicadas and Gulls" features Feist unspooling lovely impressionistic lyrics over her own delicate, finger-picking. The rural vibe of Big Sur no doubt influenced her lyrics, which compare natural imagery to existential questioning. "Little bird, have you got a key?" Feist croons. "Unlock the lock inside of me / Where will you go to keep yourself afloat?"
Feist started out as a punk, calling herself Bitch Lap Lap and performing with Peaches, and that aggressive, abrasive attitude gets revived on this track. It leads with one of her coldest disses ever: "When you comfort me, it doesn't bring me comfort, actually." The music is also hair-raising, with clomping drums, moody guitar, and a chorus of voices shouting, na na nas like a chain gang. Tom Waits would approve.
Thanks for posting that! I can't even keep up with all the new music coming out this fall.
Cannot wait!! I posted about this in the other Feist thread (there are two, I think they maybe need to be merged or something) this morning after it popped up in my FB news thread via Pitchfork.
Suck it, Shawn.
Very exciting! I was just thinking earlier this week while listening to The Reminder how I wish there would be a new album.
01 The Bad in Each Other
03 Caught a Long Wind
04 How Come You Never Go There
05 A Commotion
06 Bittersweet Melodies
08 The Undiscovered First
09 Cicadas and Gulls
10 Woe Be
11 Comfort Me
12 Get It Wrong Get It Right
10-15 Amsterdam, Holland - Carre Theater
10-17 London, England - Palladium
10-19 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royale
10-22 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
10-29 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live 20th Anniversary
11-02 Brooklyn, NY - Howard Gilman Opera House
11-04 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
11-06 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
11-08 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater
11-12 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
11-14 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
11-16 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11-17 Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
11-18 Vancouver, British Columbia - Performing Arts Centre
11-20 Edmonton, Alberta - Northern Alberta Jubilee
11-21 Calgary, Alberta - Jack Singer Concert Hall
12-01 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
12-03 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
12-05 Ottawa, Ontario - National Arts Centre
12-06 Quebec City, Quebec - Grand Theatre du Quebec
Excited about the new album but her one UK date clashes with Pink Martini.
Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."
Just bought a ticket for her concert in Berlin!
This will be sold out in the next couple of days, I am sure.