Back in March of 2010, we debuted our Tracks of the Trade column in which HT’s Ryan Dembinsky speaks with producers and engineers within the music industry about their roles in the creative process. For the first Tracks of the Trade column, Ryan spoke with producer Peter Katis, who has collaborated on countless modern classics by the likes of the National, Frightened Rabbit, Interpol, Fanfarlo, Tokyo Police Club, Jonsi (Sigur Ros), and The Get Up Kids. One of Katis’s next projects will be working with none other than Phish front man Trey Anastasio.
[via World's End Website]
We came across an article profiling Katis today in Sonicscoop that mentions the coming collaboration and describes the future project as “out of left field” for Big Red. Nothing could make us happier than to hear Trey tackle something completely unorthodox for him. How about some freestyle rapping or klezmer music? We hear dubstep is pretty popular these days as well.
Katis: Yeah, if they want that. I’m hoping the record I’m going to be doing with Trey Anastasio has some of the same potential to have some of that kind of energy. He’s the lead singer of the band Phish, and he wants to do something totally out of left-field for him. They’re the kind of band that’s always been about live performance more than anything else. But this time I think he wants to make a record that’s just about making a record, and it doesn’t have to be the kind of thing that you could re-create live. We’ll see! [via Sonicscoop]
We did a little research and came across a news story from five weeks ago on Katis’s manager’s website that mentioned Peter will head into the studio with Trey in November. We can’t wait to hear the aural fruits this collaboration should yield. As always, we’ll keep you posted on the latest.