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
One Year A.D.
That's What I Say, It's Not What I Mean
FEIST'S MONARCH AS A ZIP