SONGSTRESS FEIST TAKES NEW YORK CITY

May 5, 2012

Radio City Music Hall NY

Radio City Music Hall welcomes Canadian singer-songwriter Feist to the Great Stage on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. with Special Guest: Timber Timbre. This show is in support of her latest album, Metals, which topped many ‘Best of 2011’ lists including Pitchfork, Spin, Rolling Stone and was chosen as the #1 Album of 2011 in the New York Times.

She wrote the new album during autumn 2010, in a tiny garage behind her house, after a year away from the spotlight—a ten-year spotlight. Grammy nominations, six Juno wins, the Shortlist Music Prize, Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, an album with Beck, a back-and-forth with Stephen Colbert and so on. Then she just stopped.

 

When Feist was ready to make music again, she had rethought her role. “I really wanted to turn up again,” she says, referring to her early days as a guitarist in punk and rock bands. While the lyrics she has crafted often have a melancholic undercurrent, the arrangements, in which Feist shows off her fretwork, have a skyward lilt.

In January 2011, her longtime collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Mocky arrived in Toronto to arrange the 12 songs that would become her fourth studio album, Metals. The trio spent a frigid month rehearsing the songs, then decamped for California’s rugged Big Sur coastline to record them.

These new songs, of heartache, solitude and grace, are subtle and sophisticated. Feist is no longer just the charming and lightweight “1234” girl. She’s all grown up, maybe wiser, but nevertheless in superb form. She twangs her electric guitar into delicate, unresolved melodies, with horns and voices bending and bruising its beauty.

Timber Timbre, a Canadian folk music project known for swampy blues, features Mika Posen, Simon Trottier and Taylor Kirk.

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