Gnarly Feistodon collaboration album goes digital
Although Feist, the breezy Canadian indie-folk singer/songwriter, and Mastodon, the Atlanta-based progressive metal-rock band, don't have very much in common (to put it lightly), their collaboration single fitfully named, "Feistodon" was a huge hit when released on 7" vinyl. "Feistodon" is a split-single made up of the two artists covering one of each other's songs. Although it was a hot commodity on Record Store Day this April, the digital version of the two covers were released today along with the music video directed by Vice Cooler, for those not fortunate enough to get their hands on one of the rare 5,000 vinyl singles.
Feist's low-fi and uncharacteristically dark cover of "Black Tongue" is gnarly but interesting. For a folk artist to cover someone as metal as Mastodon, some artistic risks have to be taken, and although Feist's risks make the song a little less her own, it's still a great listen. On the other hand, Mastodon do what they do best in their cover of "A Commotion"; rock the edgy indie song into a metal pulp with heavy vocals, drums, and distorted guitars.
Check out digital Feistodon for a unique fix of artists finding their musical aesthetic in genres very much not their own.
|Feist - Black Tongue (Mastodon Cover)|