I love it when stuff like this comes together. Remember a month or so ago when Mastodon and Feist played Later... with Jools Holland? During that performance apparently Feist and Brent Hinds were exchanging looks in the studio:
"Brent [Hinds] and I were nodding at each other, and he's like, 'Nice riff,' and I'm like 'Nice tone.' So backstage I'm thinking about letting these two worlds collide, how they should collide, so I'm like 'How about Metals meeting metal? Brent was like, 'Well, I do like that 'Bad in Each Other' song, I could see that.' Maybe now I will look into learning to cover 'Oblivion'… or anything off [The Hunter]. That album's amazing."As previously reported, Canadian indie-rock songstress Leslie Feist recently revealed her hopes to collaborate with metal titans Mastodon, following the two acts’ recent appearance on Later… with Jools Holland."
Now, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders has revealed some awesome news in a chat with MTV News Canada (via Pitchfork). Mastodon and Feist are to release a split single on Record Store Day in 2012. Seriously! Two whole piles of awesome coming together to release what will surely be a great little listen of their personal takes on one another's tracks. At the top of the page you can peep the interview with MTV News.