feist - rare, live, demos + more
So I got into Feist in a kind of roundabout way. You'd think that with the amount of attention she's been getting on the Blogs, I would have heard about her sooner - but obviously I've been living under a rock.
I'm going to see Jenny Lewis in San Francisco next week, at Bimbos 365. Since I was curious about Bimbo's recording policy, I looked up their site and was surfing around. Checking out the Calendar I saw that there was a upcoming SF music festival towards the end of March, and some girl named Feist was playing.
She's cute - I thought - lets click on the link and check out her tunes. I went to her website and listened to some of the streaming tracks. Wow - I thought - this girl's amazing.
Next day I was at the RiloKiley.net site and saw that someone had posted a link to Feist performing Mushaboom on Jimmy Kimmel. I clicked on it - and again was suitably impressed. I went and picked up a copy of Let It Die and within a day I was completely hooked.
A week later one of my internet buddies IM'd me - a new Feist remix had showed up on the Blogs - Mushaboom as reimagined by The Postal Service. Whoa.
According to my last FM account I've managed to listen to the Postal Service Remix a total of 25 times this week - and that's not even counting the spins in my car and on my Zen Micro.
What really amazed me was how well the song translated into from the original version into what in essence is a true Postal Service song. It made me realize that in many ways I prefer the Postal Service version - with Feists swooning voice seemingly made for the blips and pulses of Jimmy T's instrumentation.
With this in mind I went on a Google and Blogger hunt for every other Feist remix that might exist. On my way I managed to find a whole lot more then just remixes, so I thought I'd share the links of my blog-hunting with you.
I especially love her collaboration with The New Deal, "Don't Blame Yourself."
Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix)
Mushaboom (mc DJ Dirty Remix)
Feist -- Mushaboom (VV Remix)
Feist -- One Evening (VV Remix)
Gatekeeper (Do Right Remix Vocal)
Gatekeeper (Do Right Remix Instrumental)
Gatekeeper (Grooveblaster Remix)
One Evening (ReneGouletMezcla Remix)
Inside and Out (Pearson and Usher elektronische dub)
Complete Red Demos
WOXY (SXSW 2005)
Bright Eyes covering Mushaboom: FM Quality
Feist Covering Nina Simone - See Line Woman
Mushaboom @ Good Records in Dallas
Ann Arbor Show - Under Media
Bazar Curieux 2004
Varsity Theater - July 2005
Kings Of Convienence: Cayman Islands
19 Track Compilation
Gonzalez: 5 Songs