Video: Feist – “Century” From Pleasure, out now on Interscope. It’s a cross between “Beat It” and sumo wrestling. Or something. Whatever’s going on here, it’s kooky and fun. And stick around until the end, because the guy from Pulp shows up. A century, how long is that? Three billion, one hundred and fifty five … Continue reading New Feist video: Century
Video: Feist – “Pleasure” From Pleasure, out April 28 on Interscope. Since we last heard from Leslie Feist she grew out her bangs and stripped her sound down even further. “Pleasure” is a funky song with kooky, Yoko-inspired vocals. “I make sense of a mysterious thing,” she says and goes on to describe the evolutionary … Continue reading New Feist video: Pleasure
Video: Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me”
Directed by Jenny Lewis. Starring Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Leo Fitzpatrick, Feist, and Vanessa Bayer. From the album The Voyager, produced by Ryan Adams. This is one of my favorite albums from last year. I never got into Rilo Kiley, but Lewis won me over when I saw her with the Postal Service at Lollapalooza in 2013. She’s a super charismatic performer. And her videos are full of her famous pals, which comes across as a lot more charming than you might expect.
Video: Jenny Lewis – “Just One Of The Guys”
Directed by Jenny Lewis. Starring Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson, Kristen Stewart, and Tennessee Thomas.
Lewis told Rolling Stone that Adams was “the most unique producer I’ve ever worked with, in his approach and behavior… He made me listen to five or six Creed songs, really loudly on these beautiful tube speakers. My ears were bleeding. And it was Creed! He was like, ‘This is great music. I want you to hear it.’ And by the third song, I was like ‘Huh. Umm. Yeah, I can maybe see that.'”
I’m just glad that not much Creed oozed into The Voyager, like it did on Adams’ own self-titled 2014 album. Yuck!
The latest installment of Beck’s Record Club.
Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy talks to the Chicago A.V. Club about making “challenging” music, or not: People really think narrowly when it comes to those types of challenges, and the idea that something has to be aggressive or avant grade, or atonal, even, to be a challenge. I’ve found it to be the exact opposite. We … Continue reading The goal of Wilco
They have a new album—Wilco (The Album)—coming in late June, but you won’t have to wait until then to get yourself some new Wilco. A new cover of Woody Guthrie’s “The Jolly Banker” is available now on their website with suggested donation of $2 to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives. (GLONO donated $10, so … Continue reading New Wilco – The Happy Banker
Wilco’s got a new album coming out in June, including a duet with Feist.
YouTube: Feist – “1-2-3-4” on David Letterman. Note that her band includes every single Canadian who has ever appeared on an indie rock album. Via the gum.
Even before Arts & Crafts sent out promo copies of the new Stars album to the media, they made it available for download from their digital store. Indie-Pop Band Stars Want You To Steal Their New LP: “I stole my friend Leslie Feist’s album off the Internet because I was too lazy to go down … Continue reading Stars Discuss Early Digital Release
iTunes has a new Postal Service remix of Feist’s “Mushaboom.” Even catchier than the original. Via m3.