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Feist in-studio on World Cafe - 07/01/2005

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Feist Takes an Eclectic Turn on Her Solo Record

Feist Takes an Eclectic Turn on Her Solo Record

Feist in-studio on World Cafe - 07/01/2005

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Studio Set

Feist Plays from 'Let It Die':

  • "Gatekeeper"
  • "Mushaboom"
  • "Secret Heart"
  • "One Evenin"

The Canadian "band" Feist is actually Leslie Feist, who once played in a band that was the opening act for the Ramones. She later went on to join the Toronto band Broken Social Scene; Feist's career has also intersected with bad-girl rapper Peaches and the Norwegian folk outfit Kings of Convenience.

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On her new solo album, Let It Die, the Feist explores a variety of music — including folk, bossa nova, and indie rock. The record includes memorable originals, along with a Bee Gees cover and a reworking of Ron Sexsmith's "Secret Heart."

This feature originally aired on July 1, 2005.

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