As we first reported back in September, Phish front man Trey Anastasio enlisted producer Peter Katis to produce his next solo album. Details from recent recording sessions have emerged from a SPIN Magazine article published today. Anastasio has been commuting daily from his NYC home to Katis’s Bridgeport, Conn. compound to create what SPIN describes as “a mix between Anastasio’s eclectic, Afro-tinged rock and the kind of experimental indie pop produced by the Philistines Jr., Katis’ own recently reformed band.”
What’s particularly of interest from this new report is than in addition to using members of the current version of TAB, Big Red has enlisted members of the National and Mates of State to add the new sessions. Well Trey wanted to do something “totally out of left-field for him,” and from the sounds of things he’s accomplished that. No word on when we can expect to hear the fruits of this Katis/Anastasio collaboration. For more on Peter Katis, be sure to check out our Tracks of the Trade feature on the producer.