Please forgive me for that title.
The Canadian indie folk rock goddess, Feist, has released a new album, Metals. Remember that iPod commercial with the “1, 2, 3, 4” song in the background? The one that you couldn’t get out of your head for weeks, and when you did you’d only be tormented again when the commercial played during Real World?
Yep, that one.
Leslie Feist is also part of the indie supergroup Broken Social Scene. At one point or another, this band has held the talents of both Emily Haines (Metric) and Amy Millan (Stars). Oddly enough, despite being loved by every music publication in the country, I haven’t found a song by them that I can even remember. Oh well, maybe it’s just me. If you have a favourite Broken Social Scene song, please share. Maybe I overlooked a good one.
Metals is a darker album than the previous, The Reminder. Sometimes you need a bouncy, sing-a-long for a road trip with your best friends. Sometimes you need a little bit of this instead.