Stream Sally Seltmann’s Album Hey Daydreamer

Sally Seltmann

The Artist: Melbourne native Sally Seltmann The Album: Hey Daydreamer, out March 4th in North America, was recorded with husband and fellow musician Darren Seltmann of The Avalanches. Fun Facts: Seltmann co-wrote the 2007 hit “1234” with Feist, and Bon Iver is among the artists that have covered her songs. Songwriter Says: “I wrote most of the songs […]

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Various Artists: And I’ll Scratch Yours

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Various Artists And I’ll Scratch Yours  (Real World) 3.5 out of 5 stars It seemed like a perfectly good, if idiosyncratic, idea at the time. Back in 2010, Peter Gabriel did an album called Scratch My Back which consisted of cover songs of A-list artists. The idea was that those artists would return the favor […]

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Looking Forward to Governors Ball

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While Bonnaroo is just around the corner, there are still plenty of smaller festivals to look out for. Governors Ball is coming up in New York City, and it offers enough variety to make up for not heading to Manchester. Single-day tickets for the festival are still available, and here are some highlights of what you […]

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American Songwriter At Bonnaroo: Reports From The Field

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We’ll be blogging the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee all weekend. Keep checking back for coverage of your favorite bands. The Most Interesting Tweets From Bonnaroo (So Far) Wednesday In Pictures: Bonnaroo Begins  The Alabama Shakes Shake Things Up At Bonnaroo Photos: Highlights From Bonnaroo, Day 1 More Day 1 Photos Bonnaroo Friday In […]

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Bonnaroo In Photos: Day 2


Foster The People lead singer Mark Foster at the Which Stage at Bonnaroo 2012

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Alice Cooper, Fun., Feist Gear Up For Bonnaroo


Bonnaroo is less than two weeks away, and the fans aren’t the only one’s gearing up for the event. American Songwriter Magazine sat in on a conference call Wednesday with Alice Cooper, Leslie Feist and Jack Antonoff of fun., where the artists talked about their plans for the festival. Cooper said that he is excited […]

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Feist At Third Man Records, Nashville (11/5/2011)


Feist and her backing band came to Nashville and played a surprise show at Jack White’s Third Man Records.

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Feist: The Road Not Taken

There is something so appealing about the narrative of being plucked from semi-obscurity and becoming a star, not through luck, though, but because of your skill: You write a song so catchy and undeniable – “1234” – that the right opportunity – a 2007 Apple ad – can lead to four Grammy nominations – and […]

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Feist: Metals


Feist Metals (Cherrytree) 3.5 Stars “So much past inside my present,” it turns out, is the one-liner from Feist’s wildly popular album The Reminder that has stuck around. What seemed like just one of many quaint choruses on an album full of them four years ago now hovers and looms over Metals, the new album […]

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Feist: Look At What The Light Did Now


Feist Look At What The Light Did Now (Interscope) Rating: Woozy, soft-focus concert footage–the glow of camera flashes and cigarette lighters rendered as a blur of colored dots–immediately introduces the recurring theme of this documentary about Canada’s queen of ethereal indie-folk, Leslie Feist. Her music and videos are all about the play of light and […]

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Writer Of The Week: Doug Paisley


What’s the key to good songwriting? Doug Paisley is probably being disingenuous when he says “I have no idea.” Clearly, the Canadian singer-songwriter is on to something – you only have to take one listen to his new album, Constant Companion, to know that. For his sophomore effort, Paisley was able to pull in Feist […]

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