Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Metalhead of the Day: Feist

Feist's music has never really interested me, but like Norah Jones, she is clearly a gifted musician, even while expressing her talents with background pop-rock. That being said, I'm happy that she's put out a 7" for Record Store Day, and thrilled that said single was a split with Mastodon that featured both artists covering each other. It's not a novelty--both artists have torn down their perceived comfort zones and pulled out excellent songs. Maybe I was wrong about Feist.

Here's Feist, remaking Mastodon's "Black Tongue" as a scuzzy, Waitsian dirge:

Here's Mastodon, building an action movie around Feist's "A Commotion:"


For good measure, here are the originals:

Mastodon, "Black Tongue:"

Feist, "A Commotion:"


Anonymous said...

Feist: incredibly adorable. One time Jess Besack and I saw her play and all the hearts were a-flutter. Including, I'm sure, that of the usher who wouldn't let us take our beers inside and instead watched, laughing as we chugged them while making sour faces.

Ben Apatoff said...

I believe it! She's flutter-worthy.