Watch: Feist announces a release date for her new album, and gives us a preview

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Lovers of North American pop-folk can breathe a sigh of relief, since their queen has set a release date. The lovely and amazing (can you tell I'm a fan?) Canadian Feist has announced her new album, Metals, will be released on October 4th of this year.

The new album will have twelve folksy and likely whimsical musical offerings for us to feast our hungry ears upon. It's hard to believe, but Feist's last album, The Reminder, came out in 2007. Which was so long ago that Apple used "1, 2, 3, 4" off that album to promote the iPod Nano, when that was like, a brand-new thing. If, like me, you're so excited for the new album that you need a thirty-second preview accompanied by film-school visuals, then you're in luck, since a couple have been uploaded to YouTube. Here's the first: