Published Oct 31, 2011As proven by her work with everyone from Peaches to Broken Social Scene, Canadian indie rock songstress Feist is no stranger to collaborations. The recent Exclaim! cover star is enjoying more solo success with her new album Metals, but that hasn't quelled her desire for more interesting match-ups, as the artist says she wants to work with both the Flaming Lips and Mastodon.
In a recent interview with Hit Fix, Feist said she felt inspired by the Flaming Lips' recent bout of musical collaborations, which have included the likes of Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt and many others.
"I heard Wayne Coyne is doing a series of collaborations," Feist said. "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 also revealed a desire to explore her metal side in collaboration with Atlanta sludge experimenters Mastodon, who she first met on the set of Later... with Jools Holland.
"[Mastodon'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?'" Feist recalled. "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."
Neither of these projects are confirmed just yet, of course, but Feist fans may get some fascinating diversity in their record collections in the near future.