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Feist, Chad Vangaalen

Wed. May 16th 2007 9pm doors at 8pm The Orpheum (All Ages) 9pm doors at 8pm
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Leslie Feist’s album Let it Die couldn’t have been more inappropriately named. After all, this is a record that, since it’s 2004 release, just won’t die—from its modest beginnings the disc’s popularity has snowballed, to the point where Feist is a bona fide star. It couldn’t have happened to a more worthy artist, either, because, like other organic successes—Norah Jones comes to mind—she did it not with excessive hype but on the strength of immaculate pop songs like “Mushaboom” and slow-burners such as “One Evening”.

The Canadian singer, who has recorded and performed with Peaches and Broken Social Scene, is finally coming out with a disc of brand new material. Following her successful album of remixes Open Season, Feist will release The Reminder May 1. This may be another inappropriately named disc—after all, anyone who has heard Let it Die or seen this engaging performer at any of her numerous club, theatre or festival gigs hardly needs reminding of her talent.


The Breakup and the Makeup. ‘Let It Die’ is very much a voice album in close up, “eye to eye and ear to ear”. Carefully pieced together around Feist’s seductively honest voice, the album forms the missing link between ye old folk (storytelling), the Brill building era (the quest for the hook), doo-wop (melody and mood) and minimal mode... more info

Chad Vangaalen

For 10 years Chad has been producing work in his bedroom, playing all the instruments, and has amassed hundreds of songs. Flemish Eye compiled 19 of these - including three new ones - as Chad's first CD release proper: Infiniheart. Now picked up by Sub Pop, Infiniheart is about to get the exposure it deserves - and a vinyl 12" release. Strains ... more info
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