1. #AlternativeFacts Podcast: Here Are 2017's Rock & Alternative Albums You Need to Hear

    June 29, 2017 1:57 PM EDT We’re halfway through the year and in music writing land, you know what that means -- being bombarded with guilt over the life-changing music you’ve slept on! We kid, we kid and in fact, we’re here to help on that matter. Along with Billboard ’s 2017 mid-year best albums collection, our…

  2. Watch Feist Rock 'Century' on 'The Late Show'

    June 07, 2017 8:12 AM EDT Host Stephen Colbert popped up in a spoken word cameo. If you had any doubt if Feist is back, then her performance on The Late Show on Tuesday night (June 6) left no doubt that the Canadian singer is ready for the spotlight again. Following a six-year hiatus since 2011's Metals , the…

  3. Takeover Tuesday: Feist's 'Slow Dance/Couch Time'-Inspired Playlist (Exclusive)

    May 16, 2017 10:00 AM EDT "These are songs I’ve gone to when I need to deepen my dive." Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week  Billboard  taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to  Billboard 's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to…

  4. Feist Performs Full 'Pleasure' Album & Her 'Golden Oldies' in Toronto

    April 30, 2017 6:07 PM EDT Feist tweeted last month that for the making of her new album, Pleasure , she was “raw and so were the takes,” and in many ways that’s how her sold-out concert at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto was Thursday night (April 27) to kick off the release, out the same day. But it wasn’t…

  5. The Week's Best New Music: Feist, Gorillaz, Mary J. Blige & More

    April 28, 2017 9:53 AM EDT From Gorillaz swinging back into pop culture to Katy Perry 's sexual entendre-laden single featuring  Migos , these are the essential songs and albums you need to know this week.  Gorillaz, Humanz The animated band of trip-hop purveyors (masterminded by Blur's Damon Albarn) is back…

  6. Stream Feist's New Album 'Pleasure'

    April 28, 2017 1:38 AM EDT Feist has released Pleasure , her first album in six years. The Canadian artist announced the new project just last month, which she co-produced last winter with "two of her closest friends," Mocky and Renaud LeTang. It's title track dropped in March and a followup, “Century…

  7. Feist Shares New Single 'Century' Feat. Jarvis Cocker, Announces International Tour

    April 05, 2017 4:31 PM EDT Feist 's new album  Pleasure  is out April 28, and she’s just shared a second new song, “Century.” Like the title track, “Century” has a rustic, unplugged feel, which eventually gives way to a gentle coda and a masculine spoken-word part provided by Jarvis Cocker , of Pulp fame. …

  8. Feist Says First Single 'Pleasure' Is Like a Roadmap to Her New Album

    March 21, 2017 11:22 AM EDT Feist sat down with Zane Lowe for a chat on his Beats 1 show on Tuesday morning (March 21) to talk about her upcoming album, Pleasure , and explain why she took nearly six years off. Less than a week after the Canadian singer and occasional Broken Social Scene member released the set's…

  9. Feist's 'Pleasure' Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    March 17, 2017 1:01 PM EDT The track is her first new release in six years. Feist ’s “Pleasure,” the singer-songwriter’s first new song release in six years, topped the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140  chart on the morning of March 17, shortly after the tune’s release. The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140…

  10. Listen to First New Feist Track in Six Years, 'Pleasure'

    March 17, 2017 7:39 AM EDT , 2, 3, 4, 5... 6. The latter is how many years it's been since we had a new song from Canadian popster Feist . That drought ended on Thursday (March 16) when Leslie Feist unleashed the spare, tense Liz Phair-meets-PJ-Harvey-like title single from her upcoming album, Pleasure . The…

  11. The Last Bandoleros Hope to Travel Far With 'Where Do You Go?'

    July 18, 2016 2:46 PM EDT New Warner Music Nashville Tex-Mex act formed after writing its first single. The first single in an artist’s career is crucial. It establishes a sonic baseline for the act, and every move after that -- whether it’s building on that sound or moving away from it -- is part of the artistic…

  12. Escaped Peacock Lands on Musician/Producer Howie Beck's House: See the Photo

    May 30, 2015 7:17 PM EDT The Toronto resident has worked with such artists as Barenaked Ladies, Feist, Hayden, Walk Off The Earth, and Broken Social Scene’s Jason Collett. A peacock that escaped from the High Park Zoo in Toronto landed on the garage of musician/producer Howie Beck , who has worked with such artists…

  13. Cherrytree's Fruitful Decade: How Martin Kierszenbaum Brought in Feist, Wrote with Gaga and Shaped the Company

    April 13, 2015 12:31 PM EDT At New York's Webster Hall, aptly aglow  with a red-lit atmosphere, fans and friends had gathered on an early March evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cherrytree Records. The evening’s scheduled headliner, Sting , who has worked with Cherrytree Music founder Martin…

  14. Chilly Gonzalez Explains Why the Classical Music World Should Stop Resisting Rap & Pop Music

    March 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Why are pop hits so effective? Last year, the musician Owen Pallett wrote a couple of popular posts about this topic for Slate ,where he explained the technical structure underpinning several radio juggernauts ( Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" and Daft Punk 's "Get…

  15. Newport Folk Festival's Popularity Soars As it Celebrates 54th Edition

    July 21, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Tickets for the main two days of this year's Newport Folk Festival sold out five months early and before anyone knew who was playing -- another indication of how the 54-year-old event is staying fresh and relevant with a mix of musical icons and young artists looking for their big…

  16. Bubbling Under: Madeon Makes Moves Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour

    October 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly. Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com as one its "21 Under 21" this year,…

  17. Green Day, Feist Biting into 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Soundtrack

    October 04, 2012 8:39 PM EDT The final "Twilight Saga" film will feature music from Green Day, Feist and more. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which opens Nov. 16, will include Green Day 's "The Forgotten" and Feist 's "Fire in the Water," as well as tracks…

  18. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past years, Prince, Kanye West , Neil Young and…

  19. Polaris Music Prize Shortlist: Drake, Feist, Japandroids in Running

    July 17, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Drake , Grimes , Japandroids , Feist , Handsome Furs and Kathleen Edwards were among the ten artists short-listed for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, which recognizes "the best" Canadian album of the year as determined by more 200 members of the Canadian music media. The announcement…

  20. Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Invading Hipster Central With My Father

    July 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT "If you a trill n---a..." "Get your motherfucking hands up!" That first quote is from A$AP Rocky, who's working the crowd at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival like a man possessed and grinning from ear-to-ear like a six-year-old with a secret. The second quote is from…

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