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Feist eyes Flaming Lips, Mastodon collaborations

By | Published on Wednesday 2 November 2011


Leslie Feist has expressed an interest in collaborating with The Flaming Lips and Mastodon, we assume separately. Referring to the Lips, who this year have released EPs in partnership with Neon Indian and Prefuse 73, she told HitFix: “I heard Wayne Coyne is doing a series of collaborations. I need to get in on that, man. We just need find each other in some city while we’re on tour. Flaming Lips are one of my favourite bands”.

Feist encountered metallers Mastodon on a recent edition of ‘Later… With Jools Holland’. She was there to promote her new album ‘Metals’, while the band were appearing in support of their latest LP ‘The Hunter’.

Feist recalls the experience: “[The band’s] 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”.

We like Feist.