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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Feist: new album news (Reminder) / old album sounds (Monarch)

Ms. Leslie Feist (sometimes Broken-Social-Scenestress, songbird solo artist of late, full-time awesome) announced details today of her follow-up release to the spirited Let it Die (2004) and (my #3 of 2006) Open Season: Remixes and Collabs. Due out May 1 in the US and April 23 most other places, the new album is called The Reminder and sports one of the coolest/elegant/imaginative/understated covers in recent months. Feist likes lines.

A few new tour dates also announced:
Brighton, UK April 16 at Komedia
London April 17 at Shepherd's Bush Empire
Printemps de Bourges Festival April 19 in France
Berlin April 23 at Hebbel Am Ufer
Paris April 26 at Le Grand Rex

Canadian & East Coast US tour dates forthcoming, as well as summer festivals worldwide.

This gives me a timely reminder to post the next album in my "Before They Were Blogged" featurette. Unless you lived in or around Toronto in 1999, or have been a fan of Feist since when this was commercially available, her first album Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down) is a tough one to locate for your distinct listening pleasure. A limited number of these were made, but these songs are a joy to hear. Of course. (thx Mike!)

It's Cool To Love Your Family
The Onliest
La Sirena
One Year A.D.
That's What I Say, It's Not What I Mean
Flight #303
Still True
The Mast
New Torch


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At February 07, 2007 12:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...thanks for this piece of great news...its been far too long since 'let it die'

At February 07, 2007 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been searching for Monarch forever! You are the GERATEST!!!!


At February 07, 2007 9:25 PM, Blogger Bruce said...

Another classic post. Nice find..


At February 08, 2007 6:23 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Thanks for the shout out. Glad you liked it.

At February 08, 2007 6:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of tracks are cool but giving away an artists whole album kills the artist. This is tacky.

At February 08, 2007 8:15 AM, Blogger heather said...

Anon, this Monarch album is no longer commercially available, at least not that I could find anywhere. If I am wrong, and you can buy these songs, then I would take them down. It's not tacky if you can't get it anywhere else. How does posting something that you can't buy from Feist kill album sales? Rather, I would think it would possibly encourage stronger appreciation of her music and create new fans, thereby increasing album sales.

At February 08, 2007 10:28 AM, Blogger R said...

yes heather, i totally agree with u. since the album can hardly be found anymore, there's nothing wrong with posting up the tracks so that we can all share the great music & more ppl can get to know feist, who's a great artiste. thanks for ur efforts in sourcing & posting up all these rare tracks.. i believe that mp3 blogs like u are helping to boost the industry instead of killing it by allowing the music of the artistes to reach even more ppl. thats a naggy enough comment.. all i gotta say is, i'm a huge fan of ur lovely blog! KEEP WRITING :)

At February 08, 2007 4:48 PM, Anonymous David said...

noice !

At February 09, 2007 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money, baby, Money! Love your blog and discovering new artists. Thanks for the old skool Feist. I'll be reading tommorrow and the next day...

At February 09, 2007 4:36 PM, Blogger clint said...

You forgot Mushaboom, which is diesel

At February 12, 2007 1:04 AM, Anonymous Stefan said...

There's a duet Feist did with Eirik from Kings of Convenience, for the new album, but question remains whether it actually made The Reminder... We'll have to wait and see...

At February 14, 2007 2:26 PM, Blogger paco said...

thank you, thank you, thank you! you are the one who got me hooked on her and created a new fan with a post. I have purchased all her commercially available albums and to get this is a bonus.

At February 25, 2007 1:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been missing a few tracks off this for ages. Now I've finally got the whole thing. So seriously, thank you!

At March 15, 2007 2:33 PM, Anonymous Strainjah said...

OMG!!! The new album is GREAT!!! I love it! Can you PLEASE repost the 'Monarch' album? All this time, I thought 'Let It Die' was her debut album. The link seems to be dead. THANX!!!


At May 07, 2007 11:33 PM, Blogger Jackie Treehorn said...

Ditto the re-post request on Monarch...it would be faaaaantastic.

At September 25, 2007 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes - please repost the monarch album... I'm dying to get it! I pay anything (well... almost)!


At December 11, 2007 11:56 PM, Blogger KirstieBirstie said...

Yeah the link for monarch didn't work for me but could you pleas repost it! I have been trying to get a hold of it and i love feist!!!


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