Mastodon and Feist announce split covers single

By | Published on Thursday 1 December 2011


Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders has revealed that his band plans to “throw some hair and dirt” on a Feist song, by which he means they’re going to cover something from Feist’s new album, ‘Metals’. Meanwhile, Feist will return the favour and “pretty up” a Mastodon track. The two acts, who first acknowledged a mutual appreciation for each other’s work backstage at ‘Later With Jools Holland’ recently, will then release their respective covers on a split seven-inch for next year’s Record Store Day.

No word yet as to which covers will feature on the single, but Feist has hinted that she’d like to tackle ‘Oblivion’, taken from Mastodon’s fourth LP ‘Crack The Skye’. If Mastodon should take on Feist’s ‘How Come You Never Go There’, as represented so very hairily in its accompanying video, they probably need only bring dirt. Just look at this: