Modest Mouse Recording New Album With Nirvana's Krist Novoselic [Spotify Interview]

Zach Ayer

by Zach Ayer

Published September 27, 2013


It has been a busy, exciting week for Nirvana fans. The 20th anniversary reissue of 1993's In Utero has dropped, and with it comes a DVD of the legendary "Live and Loud" sessions, an MTV broadcast and one of the band's last recorded live performances.

If those weren't incredible enough, Krist Novoselic, in an interview with Spotify revealed even more news: he will be featured playing bass on a track on Modest Mouse's long-awaited untitled album.

Krist talks to Spotify in the "Picking the Bass Back Up" segment about his musical style: "I go back to In Utero is what I do. Its like, I have my bag of tricks as a bass player, and they seem to work. Like, hey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat, and it seems to work. I did a song with Modest Mouse earlier this year for their new record. It's pretty edgy. I've got my big Gibson bass and a Rat distortion pedal busting out this bass riff."

He goes on to discuss his work with other artists, but his brief remark about Modest Mouse suggests that he plans on bringing his grunge sensibilities to his current works.

This news sheds a little bit more light on Modest Mouse's mysterious new record. Outkast's Big Boi revealed in 2011 his involvement with the album. To what extent is still unknown, but it is assumed to be in a production role for now.

Modest Mouse has also played three new songs live, tentatively titled "Be Brave," "Shit in Your Cut," and "Sugar Boats."

Novoselic's involvement is exciting, as it unites two Northwestern rock powerhouses, if only for one track. It does remind fans of the unfortunate 2012 departure of founding bassist Eric Judy however, whose contributions led to some of the band's most memorable songs.

Hopefully, more information will be revealed soon, including a title and any sound sample of this legendary collaboration. Until then, feel free to hold yourselves over with the closest thing to a Modest Mouse single, "Be Brave" performed live at Coachella:

Source: Spotify Landmark

Via: Spin

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