Mastodon have continued to push sonic boundaries with each successive album. So what can the band do to follow up working with Fiona Apple/50 Cent producer Mike Elizondo for The Hunter? If Canadian singer/songwriter Feist has anything to do with it, it might be by collaborating with her. In an interview with Hitfix, the singer, promoting her new album, Metals, said she ran into Mastodon several weeks ago while both acts were appearing on UK show Later… With Jools Holland.
“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?’” Feist explained, saying she sort of pitched a split record to Mastodon. “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.”
While it’s somewhat of a long shot to say that this will actually happen, it’d be pretty great if it did. While Feist is best known for “1234,” which was featured in an iPod commercial, it’s pretty easy to see why Hinds likes “Bad in Each Other” (the Jools Holland performance is above). It’s gritty, bluesy and pretty much the opposite of her 2007 hit. And it would be pretty fascinating to hear the bands cover each other songs. Not to mention, she’s pretty much the opposite of Neurosis’ Scott Kelly.