The thing with most acoustic/solo shows by well-established artists is that they depend on the novelty of absence: hearing songs that you know stripped bare, almost under the presumption that you're able to fill in the blanks in your head.In contrast, Feist's set was all about presence, a performer actively and ably navigating the twists and turns of her back catalogue while finding new and exciting voices within the material.Additional tour dates will be announced at a later date.Broken Social Scene Tour Dates June 3 - Toronto, ON @ Field Trip June 24 - Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend July 21-23 - Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo August 5 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga September 16 - Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre September 17 - New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art festival September 19 - Washington, DC @ Club September 21 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel September 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle September 24 - St.
I think that just affected a lot of people because it was so close to home.
But the show found its voice six songs in with a piercing, thunderous take on "Undiscovered First," a track that, on record, gains its force from distortion, horns and a massive-sounding choir.
Alone under red lights, Feist harnessed every ounce of that escalation and channelled it into her overdriven guitar and distorted vocals.
The new album will feature contributions from all 15 of the collective's original members – including Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Leslie Feist, Metric's Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw, Stars' Amy Milian and more – as well as new vocalist Ariel Engle.
Many of those collaborators appear on the title track, which constantly evolves and blossoms over its five-minute runtime."Hug of Thunder" follows the previously released "Halfway Home," which the group debuted on The Late Show in late-March.