Mastodon and indie pop goddess Feist announced late last year that they would be partnering in an unusual fashion for the annual independent retail extravaganza known as Record Store Day. Each act will cover one of the other's songs. Since Mastodon traffic in fuzzed out and forward-thinking hard rock and Feist camps out in the pop world, it's an eyebrow-raising endeavor in theory. But we have high hopes for the execution.
It's official! The nominees have been announced for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, with Mastodon, Megadeth, Dream Theater and the Foo Fighters capturing nominations for the newly formed Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category - which combines the old Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance categories.
Mastodon and Feist, together at last? Consider it one of the more intriguing collaborations in recent memory. The Southern metal mavens and the Canadian indie-pop chanteuse reportedly are looking to team up for a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single that will feature each artist covering a song by the other artist, with the results being available on Record Store Day 2012, set for April 21.
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Why do you need to tune into 'Last Call With Carson Daly' on Tuesday, Nov. 15? Because Mastodon will perform both 'Curl of the Burl' and 'Black Tongue' on the late night TV program. The show airs on NBC affiliates at 1:35 AM ET, so be a night owl on Tuesday night and watch it. You won't be disappointed, especially since it's a two-fer.