Feist to collaborate with Mastodon

The two acts will come together for a special Record Store Day release

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Singer-songwriter Feist is set to collaborate with heavy metal act Mastodon.

The two acts will work together for next year’s Record Store Day and will cover each other's songs for a split seven-inch release, available on April 21 at selected independent record stores.

"The idea is for Mastodon to cover a Feist song and throw some hair and dirt on it. [Feist will] take a Mastodon song and pretty it up a little bit," explained Troy Sanders of Mastodon.

The acts met in October on Later… With Jools Holland, reports the Guardian. Speaking to HitFix, Feist said of their meeting: "Brent [Hinds of Mastodon] 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 'The 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."

Feist recently announced two UK shows for March next year. She will play London's Royal Albert Hall on March 25 and Manchester's O2 Apollo on March 26.

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