Last week we reported about the unlikely fan friendship between the metalheads of Mastodon and singer-songwriter Feist. The Mastodon crew were smitten with Feist after seeing her perform just two songs on UK talk show “Later with Jools Holland” before they took the stage themselves, and after she heard they were planning to cover one of her songs, she decided to do the same with one of theirs in honor of Record Store Day, which goes down tomorrow (April 21).
Each gave the other complete creative freedom with their respective covers. Feist chose to record a rendition of “Black Tongue” from Mastodon’s latest effort The Hunter and the band took on Feist’s “A Commotion.”
“It’s a wet dream to have Mastodon take one of my songs and put it into their massive machine,” Feist said of the mutual cover lovefest. Meanwhile, Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher told Rolling Stone, “We didn’t tell her what to do, and she didn’t tell us what to do. ‘A Commotion’ just kind of stuck out to me. I could hear the opening riff, a single A-note.”
Well, that opening riff has arrived. Both artists dropped their covers today ahead of the annual record store-supporting holiday. Listen after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Mastodon, “A Commotion”
Feist, “Black Tongue”