Mountain Xpress tweets that Feist will play a concert date in Asheville in May. May 2, I believe, is the date the alt weekly reports, though I can’t find any independent confirmation of that.
If so, the Feist appearance would certainly rank as the concert of the year so far. Feist’s latest record, Metals, was released in October to excellent reviews. You can stream the Feist record here. And you can read an interview w/ Feist that Pitchfork did here.
Feist doesn’t mind being a player in the bigger cultural conversation, but only if it’s on her own terms. Which is partly why it’s taken her so long to release The Reminder’s follow-up. But next week, that wait ends with Metals, a darker, rougher, more open-ended album that doesn’t reveal itself quite as easily as its predecessor. Recorded along California’s storied Big Sur coastline last winter with longtime collaborators Gonzales and Mocky, the new record comes after Feist took a year-plus break from playing any music at all– the longest sabbatical of her career thus far. “I almost had a chip on my shoulder about how much I didn’t feel like playing,” she says. “I wasn’t curious anymore.” Thankfully, the muse returned.