Entries tagged with: Feist
Says the record label:
Feist will release her much anticipated collaboration with Mastodon exclusively for Record Store Day on April 21st on Cherrytree/Interscope/Reprise. The split single, being touted as Feistodon, will be released as a limited edition 7" and features Feist covering Mastodon's "Black Tongue" and them returning the favor to cover Feist's "A Commotion."Check out pictures from Masotdon's recent show at Roseland and look for a copy of Feistodon at a record store near you this Saturday.
"I'll wear armor and hold up a sword and stand out front of the independent record shops and just protect them," Feist tells Rolling Stone.
Feist goes on to say "'Black Tongue" is speaking in my kind of elemental language - about diamond and earth and sky. It's all just in a language that I already sort of speak lyrically. It was pretty easy to climb into that one."
Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher says of Feist's "A Commotion" from 2011's acclaimed Metals (Cherrytree/Interscope): "It's very haunting the way that she sings, 'I cut off my tongue.' This dainty girl singing these brutal lyrics. It kind of sent chills up my spine when I heard it....For me it's much more atmosphere - creating my version of what metal is."
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Buzzcocks / Bon Iver / Squeeze
"The earlier part of the afternoon felt a little sleepy. People waking up late after Friday, taking their time getting to the festival, and the earliest bands on the bill usually have a gentler style of music anyway. That all changed, for us at least, with the arrival of the Buzzcocks, those spiky, rapid-fire elder statesmen of melodic British punk, on stage in the Gobi tent.Before Radiohead closed out Saturday with a near-2 hour headlining set, Coachella-goers were treated to live music by Jeff Mangum, the Buzzcocks, Squeeze, fIREHOSE, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bon Iver (videos & setlist HERE), Andrew Bird, The Shins, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, A$AP Rocky (who played at the same time as Radiohead), Feist, Noel Gallagher, Destroyer, Grace Potter, The Head and the Heart, and many more.
Founders Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle look older now -- it's been 35 years or so since they launched the band --but their voices are strong, their rapid-fire guitar riffing still delivers an electric current to the brain. And, bonus for fans on Saturday, the short length of many of their songs meant you got a whole lot of Buzzcocks packed into a 55-minute set." [Orange County Register]
Good idea for a cover...
The press release say:
The 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago's Union Park Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15! Seven years in, this independently run three-day event has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced and rewarding weekends of music around.The full Chicago festival lineup so far, including Willis Earl Beal who we recently hosted in the same city (where Willis happens to also live), is listed below...
A tremendously focused and thoughtfully curated event, the Pitchfork Music Festival has historically introduced emerging bands while also honoring a great number of already beloved and internationally renowned acts. This year continues with that high standard and welcomes Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, A$AP Rocky, The Field, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal! But this is only the beginning! There are more than 30 acts to still be announced.
Additionally, we are excited to announce that the Pitchfork Music Festival will not be raising ticket prices in 2012! Our goal has always been to create an affordable atmosphere with music at its focus, and do so in a way that is sustainable and exciting. So why raise ticket prices if you don't need to, right? Tickets for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 9 at 12 PM CST, with single-day tickets for $45 and a limited number of three-day passes for $110! Based on years past, three-day passes will sell out very quickly. Tickets will be available on the festival website.
In addition to its musical offerings, the Pitchfork Music Festival also features a wide array of other activities for its 50,000 attendees of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries to easily enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.
"Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com."Radiohead, Beach Boys, Phish, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Bad Brains, Laura Marling, St. Vinent, Tune-Yards, Flying Lotus, and many more are playing Bonnaroo this year. Full list below...
Beach Boys @ The Grammys
Though the Bonnaroo lineup won't be announced until later today (via Spotify), Knoxville.com has supposedly leaked some of it via a photo gallery which includes Beach Boys, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Phish, Foster the People, Alice Cooper, Ludacris, Black Star, Skrillex, Punch Brothers, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Flogging Molly, Feist and Aziz Ansari. We can't know for sure if this is all correct, but I did hear that the Beach Boys were playing, and many of those bands have been rumored for a while, and the Beach Boys have promised more dates, so... well, we'll see soon! UPDATE: Yep, they are!
If it is all true, I really hope that this time Foster the People stay off the Beach Boys' stage unlike at the Grammys, as you can watch below...
"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:
Feist at BAM in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
As mentioned, Feist has an upcoming NYC show at Radio City on May 5. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Saturday (2/4) at 10 AM. We're also giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Details on how to enter the contest are below.
Feist also has a new video for "The Bad In Each Other," off 2011's Metals. The video was directed by Martin de Thurah, who has also recently directed videos for James Blake. Watch it below.
Feist at BAM in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Feist has a huge international tour on the way, including Australian dates this weekend and into February, followed by a number of European dates during March, some of which will be supported by M. Ward (who has his own upcoming tour). She'll work her way back to North American in April when she plays the sold out Coachellas, and has just announced another show happening on this side of the Atlantic at NYC's Radio City on May 5. It's her only other US date announced at the moment. Tickets go on sale Saturday, 2/4 at 10 AM.
In other news, she recently was interviewed by The Weekly Feed, where she talked about 2011's Metals, jamming with fellow Canadians Sloan, and her upcoming split 7" with Mastodon, which will feature each artist covering the other. She's still not sure which song she's picking but promised via twitter that "if people are expecting a cute twee cover of a metal song they have a big surprise comin." Here's what she said to The Weekly Feed about the project:
Oh my god, what a task. What an insurmountable mountain to try to cover Mastodon. We're working on it right now and I'm trying to figure out what song even. I haven't figured that out even yet. But yeah, I hugely admire them and I kind of come from that world. That's where I cut my teeth when I was 15/16 going to metal shows, and in my first band our guitar player probably would've wanted to be in Mastodon if Mastodon had existed at the time, you know? So it definitely speaks to me. When I saw them play on Jools Holland, that's how I was first introduced to them. We played that television show in England together and it just went right to my bones, and after the show we kind of had this, "oh man we should something!" you know? Which didn't seem like it was gonna happen, but now it seems like it's gonna happen, they announced it on MTV so now it's happening.You can listen to the entire interview below.
Also below is a stream of Beck's remix of Metals single, "How Come You Never Go There," which you can also purchase at iTunes.
All dates and streams below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...
Mastodon at Terminal 5 (more by Greg Cristman)
Troy Sanders has revealed that Mastodon will team with Feist to work on a split 7" for Record Store Day 2012. The split 7", which was her idea, will feature each band covering the other. You can check out Troy discussing it with MTV News Canada below. No word on if Feist will follow-up said 7" with a split with Cock & Ball Torture, but we'll keep you informed.
Mastodon, who recently headlined Terminal 5, released one of Decibel's favorite albums of the year, though Feist's recently released "Metals" did not make the list (it didn't make Rough Trade's list either).
That video with Mastodon tour dates below...
Sebadoh @ MusicFestNW 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
today in NYC
* NY Comedy Festival
* MGMT @ Guggenheim Museum
* Martha Wainwright @ City Winery
* Prince Rama @ Issue Project Room
* Steven Wilson @ Best Buy Theater
* Sebadoh, Mazes, Risk/Reward @ Maxwell's
* Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter @ The Stone
* Absu, Infernal Stronghold, Villains @ Europa
* Plaid, Gamelan Dharma Swara @ Le Poisson Rouge
* AIDS Wolf, Unicorn Hardon, DJ Dog Dick @ 92YTribeca
* Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bonerama @ Terminal 5
* The Liz, Supersonic Piss, Alien Whale @ Death By Audio
* Bubbles, Nils Bech, J. Penry (DJ set) @ Santos Party House
* ARMS, Hospitality, Franz Nicolay, The Building @ Glasslands
* Blue Scholars, Bambu, The Physics, Gen.Erik @ Bowery Ballroom
* Kurt Vile & the Violators, Widowspeak, The Young @ Webster Hall
* Slowdance, Ava Luna, Phonetag, Rifle Recoil, Zula @ 285 Kent Ave
* None More Eleven: A Spinal Tap Appreciation Event @ The Rock Shop
* Anenzephalia, Pharmakon, Omei, Kama Rupa, Lussuria @ Public Assembly
* Frontier Ruckus, Hold Your Horses!, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper @ Littlefield
* Corsair, Mainland, American Darlings, Moonmen On The Moon, Man @ Cake Shop
* Girl in a Coma, The Coathangers, Clinical Trials, Sunday Masquerade @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Matthew Dear, Spinoza, Jacques Renault, Donor(Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival) @ Public Assembly
* Reggie Watts, Eclectic Method, Babe Rainbow, Beacon, Dominique Keegan(Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival) @ Cameo Gallery
* Schlachthofbronx, Dubble Dutch, Dre Skull, Shawn Reynaldo, Matt Shadetek, NIKKO(Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival) @ Zablotski's
* Gino Washington, Andre Williams, Melvin Davis, Reigning Sound, Jackie & The Cedrics(Norton Records 25th Anniversary) @ The Bell House
* Fischerpooner (DJ set), Diamond Rings, Cubic Zirconia, Party Supplies, Decades, Doldrums(Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Daedelus, Ander, Comandante Zero, PROGRAMS, Sarah Dahnke/Round Tuit Dance Project, tehn, n0izmkr(In/Out 2011: Digital Performance Festival) @ Knitting Factory
Feist and friends performed on Kimmel. Videos below...
words & photos by Ryan Barkan
Feist played the Howard Gilman Opera House at BAM Wednesday night (11/2). It was the show that needed quadruple confirmation back in August. It was her first proper New York show since 2008, though a lucky few caught her play a surprise show in crypt in Harlem exactly one month ago.
After a surprisingly great (to me, first time seeing them) opening set by The Happiness Project, fronted by fellow BSS member Charles Spearin, Feist and friends took the stage around 9pm. They played a long, two-hour set leaning heavily on material from the newly-released Metals in addition to fun classics from way back, and the witty banter we have all grown to love. Highlights from the set include a skull-faced crowd member being invited up to the stage by Feist for a lively, dancey "My Moon My Man," new tracks like "The Bad In Each Other" and "How Come You Never Go There," and the gorgeous backing vocals of Mountain Man.
The encore brought a bundle of goodness so...good...that it was hard for Feist not to affirm that we made her not want to wait three years to come back again. Feist and Mountain man silenced the crowd with a stunning rendition of "Cicadas and Gulls". It's amazing how powerful four voices, one instrument, and one simple song can be in bringing a room to quiet admiration. Probably my favorite moment of the night. The rest of the band joined for a 50's version of "Bittersweet Melodies," and "Sealion," the latter seeing the stage surrounded by a hundred or so audience members invited up by Feist. Whistling ensued, Feist wore a hat, folks sat, lots of devices were taking photos and video. The coda of the evening came with a gripping rendition of 2005's "Let It Die."
More pictures from the show below...
The observant Dan Mangan sees a bird flying around the photo studio
Fans of Arts & Crafts are in for a night of good jams, with (ex-A&C-ers) Stars at Music Hall of Williamsburg (with North Highlands) and an early show with Dan Mangan at Mercury Lounge (with Icewater), both going down in NYC TONIGHT (10/11). If you're just making the decision to try and do both, I hope you have your tickets to Stars already, though tickets for Dan Mangan are still available, Stars is sold out. Mangan welcomed his new LP Oh Fortune, which hit stores on 9/27 and is streaming in full below. All of his tour dates are down there too.
In related news, Zeus recently posted "Are You Gonna' Waste My Time?", the new song (streaming below) from their forthcoming A&C release due in early 2012. Zeus has dates scattered across October and into December, including an East Coast tour that will stop in Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on 11/16 supporting Sam Roberts Band. Tickets are on sale. All dates are below.
Feist's Metals is out now. The chanteuse took a few minutes out of her crypt-performing schedule to post a few songs which are streaming below. Catch Feist in a goth-in-a-different-way venue when she plays Howard Gilman Opera House on 11/2. "Very limited availability remains" for tickets, so call 718-636-4100 for more details.
All tour dates and song streams are below.
Feist @ Church of the Intercession on Monday (more by Jessica Amaya)
Bjork's new album Biophilia is now streaming in full at NPR.
Feist, like she did in a Harlem church, played Letterman backed by Mountain Man last night. Watch below...
photos Jessica Amaya
A select few were treated to a now rare intimate performance by Feist in NYC last night (10/3). The show took place in the crypt of the Church of the Intercession on 155th Street in Harlem. Feist was backed by a 16 piece orchestra who are part of the Mason Jar Music artist collective, as well as the three women from Mountain Man, fellow Broken Social Scene member Charles Spearin, a keyboard player from Beck's band, and a drummer. They orchestra performed the arrangements currently on Feist's new-out-today record Metals, as well as doing a superb original arrangement of "When I Was a Young Girl." Feist delivered a riveting, emotional performance throughout the evening and offered plenty of witty banter between songs to the 150 lucky people or so in the room. Most of those people were there because they bought the album earlier that day from Sound Fix Records.
The idea for the show, which was being filmed, came from Mason Jar Music who reached out to Feist in the hopes they could one day collaborate. Mountain Man will also be backing Feist on tour. They play Letterman with Feist tonight. Here are some pictures from the church show. They continue with the setlist below...
"I really like the parts of this new Feist record where she doesn't sound like she's singing in a church choir..." - Ivan Rosebud
Feist @ Celebrate Brooklyn 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)
Feist is playing a special show with an orchestra at 9pm in the crypt of the Church of the Intercession (550 West 155th St) in Manhattan TONIGHT (10/3). The ONLY way to get tickets to the show is to buy her new CD/LP Metals at Sound Fix in Brooklyn... starting NOW. The album comes out Tuesday, so you may need to pay for it now, get your ticket, and pick up the album at the store on Tuesday (or maybe they'll give it to you now). Tickets are extremely limited, so hurry!
UPDATE: This show will be filmed by Mason Jar Music.
Feist returns to NYC to play BAM as part of a November tour.
Mountain Man at 92YTribeca in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
It's recently been announced that Feist is taking Molly Erin Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Randall Meath, aka the voices of folk trio Mountain Man, on tour with her this fall as her backup singers. That tour includes the previously announced show on November 2 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House which is now sold out. That show is being opened by Feist's Arts & Crafts labelmate and fellow Broken Social Scene member Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project.
Last week, Feist and Mountain Man previewed the tour with a secret show at the Townhouse in LA (9/3). They played five songs off Feist's upcoming LP Metals, including the lead track "How Come You Never Go There." You can watch videos of these songs, with all tour dates, below...
Feist @ Webster Hall 2006 (more)
As we reminded you would happen many times, Tickets went on sale today for Feist's November 2 show at BAM's Howard GIlman Opera House.
Feist has unlocked a few more teaser videos on her website since we last spoke. Head over there to check them out and stream the album's lead single, "How Come You Never Go There," below. Metals comes out October 4 via Cherrytree/Interscope.
Feist's BAM show, now quadruple confirmed, goes on sale Monday, August 15th at noon. Tickets, priced by section are $54 / $47.50 / $40, and available at BAM.org, by phone at 718-636-4100 or the BAM Box Office, 30 Lafayette Ave. Mon-Sat: 12noon - 6pm.
Feist is continuing to reveal details to her upcoming album Metals, which will be released October 4 via Cherrytree/Interscope. Her third vignette, Metals #7, was unveiled, and her website now notes that Metals #5 will surface this Friday (8/5). Check out the new video below.
She also revealed the tracklist and full color version of the album art (above), which you were given a chance to paint yourself and enter your version into a contest on her facebook. Hipster Runoff theorizes that Feist is "planking" on the cover (or "riding plankwaves"). You can also pre-order the album starting today (8/3) at Feist's website.
As previously mentioned, and confirmed again in a press release, the 11/2 Brooklyn show at BAM seems to be CONFIRMED, though someone at BAM's box office told us it is not when we called to find out about tickets. Let us know if you have better luck.
Check out the new vignette, tracklist and updated tour dates, including European and Canadian dates below...
Promoter Bowery Presents has confirmed the existence of Feist's November 2nd show at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, NY. Though it's not listed on BAM's website yet, the ticket info is that "Tickets are available at BAM.org, by phone at 718.636.4100 or the BAM Box Office, 30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn, NY, Mon-Sat: 12noon-6pm. $54, $47.50, $40." More dates HERE.
Feist's upcoming album Metals will be released on October 4 via Cherrytree/Interscope. A set of November Feist tour dates appeared on the internet today via Pitchfork and they include a November 2nd show at Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn which Pitchfork has now marked as "not confirmed". Google confirms that Interscope also listed and then deleted a Feist show at the same venue. Stay tuned for more info.
UPDATE: The Brooklyn show is now confirmed.
Meanwhile check out all the dates listed below.
Feist, like the similarly ambitious Bjork, is slowly unveiling details about her upcoming album, Metals. Valgeir Sigurðsson, who has worked with Bjork, contributed production to the album, along with Feist herself and frequent collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Mocky. The album will be her first since 2007's awesome The Reminder, and will be released on October 4 via Cherrytree/Interscope. So far on Feist's website, she's unlocked two of twelve album preview videos (#1 and #3), and listed the date '8/2/11' under video #7, which is currently locked. Check out the first two videos below.
Earlier today (7/28), Feist revealed a black and white 'paint by number' version of the album artwork (see above) on her facebook with a color palette and the message, "Use the key or make your own and post on the wall here... Our faves will win something special...." Pitchfork points out the official album art will revealed on Tuesday (8/2). Meanwhiler get your Bob Ross on.