Well, here’s an interesting new collaboration… Modest Mouse unveiled a new song live at Isaac Brock’s house last week and now we not only have confirmation that an album is in the works, but news that Big Boi is along for the ride as well: “Been camped out in the Lab with Modest Mouse all week, workin on the new mouse LP, coolest cats ever,” the Outkast co-leader said on Twitter today (via). “Long Live The Funk.”
Aside from a recent mention that he was listening to the band’s 2003 Good News for People Who Love Bad News single “The World at Large,” Big Boi and producer Chris Carmouche’s latest collaboration comes as somewhat of a surprise. Perhaps they hit it off during the weekend of last year’s Pitchfork Festival, where both acts performed headlining sets. Either way, it looks like they’ve filled their former guitarist Johnny Marr’s big shoes as a guest star quite well.
There’s no word yet on whether Big Boi is producing, performing, or both on the record, but this will definitely be a fun project to watch take shape in coming months.