Entries tagged with: Feist
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) (MP3)
As each day goes by, I keep falling more and more in love with Deer Tick. Check out the non-album cover of a Sean Kingston song above. Check out Deer Tick with Doveman (who I also love) TONIGHT (Feb 15, 2008) @ Southpaw in Brooklyn (A Zombieville party). You can run back and forth between Southpaw and Union Hall where the Forms are playing (a Gothamist party).
I've got two pairs of tickets to give away to the Southpaw show tonight. To win, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Dove Tick). Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be contacted soon.
Doveman also listed some of his favorite things in 2007, and I accidentaly never posted it. The abridged version is below....
nobody loves Kanye like Kanye
aka Feist's Grammy performance was kind of boring
Feist & Mocky @ the Grammys - Feb 10, 2008
More photos below......
Tom Araya of Slayer arrives w/ family @ The Grammys - Feb 10, 2008
Les Savy Fav @ McCarren Pool, July 2006 (Jonny Leather)
Slip n Slide @ McCarren Pool, August 2007 (Brunocerous)
Deerhoof @ McCarren Pool, August 2006 (Paul Bachmann)
Some videos from past pool shows below...
Cat Power live on WNYC
I mentioned seven posts ago about how Thao Nguyen ran into Cat Power at a radio station, and then in the last post I posted Thao's radio broadcast, and now here's Cat Power's. Cat Power (Chan Marshall) was also recently seen watching Radiohead with Feist and Mary J Blige.....
Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year.Feist just announced some tour dates, and is playing the Grammys. RCRD LBL is giving away a Portishead-esque song by Readymade FC with Leslie Feist on vocals.
Feist is the first Canadian winner of the Shortlist Music Prize, joining Irish singer Damien Rice and Icelandic band Sigur Ros as Shortlist winners who hail from outside the US. Previous winners also include American artists Sufjan Stevens, N*E*R*D and TV on the Radio.
1 2 3 4 (CRED)
"Multiple nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley have joined the performance lineup for the 50th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center....The industry breathed a lot easier earlier this week after the Writers' Guild of America struck an interim deal with Grammy producers, ensuring the show would move forward despite the ongoing writers' strike." [Billboard]
Listen to Snoop Dogg's "Sexual Eruption" feat. Robyn (Fyre Department Remix), below...
Leslie Feist & director Patrick Daughters (NY Times)
Patrick also directed "1234", "Mushaboom (version 2)", and "My Moon My Man". "I Feel it All" below...
Kimya is the new Feist, @ Europa, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 16, 2008 (CRED)
If you were wondering why Kimya Dawson and Adam Green never ended up reuniting on the Conan O'Brien show....
Well, we said yes initially because I didn't realize what the situation still was with the strike. Then John Darnielle emailed me and told me what the deal was with Conan being forced back on and when I realized that no agreement had been reached with the writers, I cancelled. [Kimya Dawson to Gothamist]Kimya played Europa last night, and Southpaw and Sound Fix right before that. More dates TBA, and at her MySpace.
DOWNLOAD: Feist - 1234 (Vanshe Technologic Remix) (MP3)
The Coen brothers' No Country For Old Men was the big winner at the Critics' Choice Awards in the US, taking home three awards including best film......Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood won a prize for the soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, and its star, Daniel Day Lewis, won best actor......Awards came in pairs for two other films, teenage pregnancy drama Juno, and musical comedy Hairspray. [BBC]Photo via Idolator UPDATE: a second picture is below...
DOWNLOAD: Feist - Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix) (MP3)
Death Cab For Cutie is coming out with a new album in May 2008. You can watch a trailer for it on their new website.
Also to look foward to in 2008: a collaboration between Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard and Leslie Feist...
during a recent off day in Louisville, she and her touring band got the itch to roll tape. "We thought, day off? Let's just do something fun," she recalls. "Bowling? A hike? Instead, we rented a studio."For a taste of what Gibbard & Feist sound like together, download the Postal Servce remix of "Mushaboom that is linked on the top of this post - right over that picture of Ben singing with Feist's Broken Social Scene band-mate (and boyfriend) Kevin Drew. That photo was taken by Chona Kasinger at a "Spirit If" show in October - a few weeks before a member of Pavement played with Kevin in NYC..
There, "we took turns and played together," she says. Feist "fooled around on some new stuff" and sang a Grizzly Bear song. She also recorded the basic track for a collaboration with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, which will appear on the "Red Hot and Indie" compilation being produced by the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner. [Billboard]
DOWNLOAD: Odawas - I Tell Lies (Odawas Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cracker - Merry Christmas Emily (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Pipettes - White Christmas (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Feist - Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: King of Prussia - Xmas on the Other Side (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rump Posse - Carol of the Manbarks (MP3)
The Sounds (CRED)
* Free Parts & Labor show
* Public Enemy is playing Warsaw
* Clare & The Reasons are playing Southpaw
* The Sounds & Morningwood are @ Webster Hall
* A Twisted Sister Christmas show @ Irving Plaza
* The Sounds afterparty is at Hiro Ballroom
* The Musical Box @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Maja Ivarsson of the Sounds looks like she would be really fun to photograph. What else?
Al Roker loves banjos....
....Beck, Wilco, White Stripes, Kanye West, The Shins, Common & Jay-Z too
Amy Winehouse receives the nomination for Best Record (Mark Ronson), Album of the Year (vs Kanye West), Song of the Year, Best New Artist (vs Feist!), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (vs Feist!), Best Pop Vocal Album (vs Feist!), and Producer of the Year (Mark Ronson)! I guess it's not weird she was on the cover of the Post.
Now Feist has something else to talk about.
DOWNLOAD: Sidetrack (Dirty Projectors) - Too Much Pressure (MP3)
This song will appear in the soundtrack for an independent film, 'Vernon Avenue' by Steffani Jemison and Amiel Melnick that takes place in Bed Stuy. The words are adapted from a scene in the movie where a man is teaching a girl how to play the guitar. I wrote the music, SideTrack and I co-produced. They are playing second at the Bowery on Tues, after Julianna Barwick and before White Williams." -Dave Longstreth of Dirty ProjectorsThis song is the perfect addition to one of my favorite albums of the year.
Tonight's show is still not sold out (Dec 4, 2007). Sidetrack was also scheduled to back Grizzly Bear on Conan O'Brien - the show that never happened due to the writer's strike. Grizzly Bear recently offered up these two sweet tracks.....
DOWNLOAD: Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) - Too Little Too Late (Jo Jo cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Grizzly Bear - Graceland (Paul Simon) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Feist - Intuition (alternate version) (MP3)
Ed Droste top 15 albums of 2007 below.....
Feist is big. See her talk about it with Jon Pareles on January 12th in NYC. Tickets are on sale. Many other 2008 "New York Times Arts and Leisure Week" are on sale too (the shows that disappeared after I posted them last time).
On December 12th (exactly one month earlier) - Feist performs "1234" ON THE TODAY SHOW. That's her arriving her for Letterman in the photo above.
Gothamist: Broken Social Scene’s music has been featured on movies and TV shows. Have you licensed any of your songs for advertising?Broken Social Scene (and very special guests) perform Kevin Drew's "Spirit If" (and other songs) at Webster Hall in NYC tonight (Nov 14, 2007).
Kevin Drew: No, we turned down a lot, a lot of commercials. And you have to understand that this was the last move we could make when we were starting out as a band, in terms of sort of making some kind of statement that we didn’t want to be an advertisement. But now, even compared to two years ago, it’s just completely different. There used to be a textbook you had to follow to be an independent band but that doesn’t even exist anymore.
Commercials are now the new mainstream radio and there’s not even an element of anyone suspecting a band is selling out anymore when you go and do commercials. That is now the way for you to get your music out there, that is the way for people to hear your music and purchase your records; it is the strongest force for getting your music out, which is fucking crazy! But it’s not my battle, you know. I think a lot of bands have been foolish about it and put their songs in really stupid commercials and I think a lot of people have been very smart about it and put their songs in very good spots.
actual dudes (not actors) w/ iPhone & new Zunes (CRED)
Mad TV dressed up like the iPod commercial too!....
BSS ("Spirit If") @ The Metro, Chicago - Nov 3, 2007 (CRED)
J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Scott Kannberg (Pavement), James Shaw (Metric) and Emily Haines (Metric) will all be joining Kevin Drew & friends on stage tomorrow night at Webster Hall in NYC. (Nov 14, 2007). Arthur & Yu are opening. Tickets are still on sale. I definitely want to go now. Updated tour dates below...
I forgot the SNL appearance was happening...
by BrooklynVegan Mike
The 2007 Canadian Polaris Music Prize winner will be announced on September 24, 2007. Canadian resident BrooklynVegan Mike discusses the nominees, and who he thinks might walk away with the monetary prize. Note: He wrote this a few weeks ago - it's all still perfectly relevant, but worth keeping in mind......
The Polaris Music Prize is nigh. In its second year the judges have the task of not only picking a winner from a competitive field but also continuing the quality streak they started last year by selecting Final Fantasy's album He Poos Clouds. This year's nominees are a good mix of established acts (Arcade Fire, Feist), Canadian indie-rock lifers (The Dears, Julie Doiron), and some fresh faces (Miracle Fortress, The Besnard Lakes).
This is one humble writer's opinion on the likelihood of each band winning the prize, in descending order from less likely to most likely. Canadians take their national pride more seriously than I think the average American realizes, so when an award meant to represent the best of Canadian music is being awarded, nationalism does play a part. Of course, if prizes like this were based purely upon the music, then the winner and the nominees would look very different. What, no love for Handsome Furs, or Frog Eyes? Anyway, let's begin.
Let's dispense with the 700 pound elephant in the room. I don't think they are going to win, for a number of reasons. Mainly, as Cadence Weapon said in reference to Broken Social Scene's non-chances of winning at last years Polaris; "They win at everything....in life." The band is so huge in North America, let alone Canada, that I think voters will shy away from it. The second reason is tied to the first, and that is the fact that the prize money ($20,000 Canadian, which is as good as 20K American now because the exchange rate is awful) would be a great windfall for many of the bands nominated, and I am sure those judging will put that into account (no pun intended).
The final reason is the album itself. It is a very good album, but not a great album. Funeral was a cultural touchstone, and will be one of those albums that people will point to when thinking fondly of the first decade of the 21st century. It was the success, in part, of Funeral that led to the creation of the Polaris in the first place. Anything that isn't Funeral 2 will be dismissed by some people, no matter how good it is. I do think, however, they will get their fair share of first place votes, and therefore should be higher on this list, but not enough to win.