Within the past month, I’d inquired as to the whereabouts of Canadian chanteuse Feist. Last we’d heard from the singer/songwriter, her breakthrough album, The Reminder, was all the rage with the Triple-A set, and it’s signature song “1,2,3,4” was appearing in some commercial or other every seven minutes. Well, after taking a couple years off to chill, Feist is back. Her third studio album, Metals, is set for an October 4th release. The singer has also announced a tour that will hit several major markets in November. Check out the tour dates (courtesy of Pretty Much Amazing)…

11-02 Brooklyn, NY – Howard Gilman Opera House *Unconfirmed*
11-04 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
11-06 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11-08 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
11-12 Los Angels, CA – Wiltern Theatre
11-14 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre *Unconfirmed*
11-16 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11-17 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

You can also check out some of Feist’s new music by virtue of some videos she’s posted on.

In more good music news, The Legendary Roots Crew is already back in the studio. Having released not one, but TWO solid albums in 2010 (and in addition to their gig as the house band for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”), Black Thought, ?uestlove and crew have already begun work on their 11th studio album (and 14th, if you count two greatest hits anthologies and a live album), called Undun. Can an album that’s only gotten started in July actually make it to an end-of-year release? Absofriggin’lutely. As good as The Roots have been (and we’d have to consider them for the title of most consistent musical act today), they could probably release the album next week and have it still be dope!

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