Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) to make guest appearance on upcoming Modest Mouse album

September 27, 2013 by Philip Obenschain

Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) to make guest appearance on upcoming Modest Mouse album

Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic confirmed, in a recent interview with Spotify, that he recorded bass for one song set to appear on Modest Mouse's long-in-the-works new album.

Novoselic described his contribution as a "pretty edgy, distorted bass riff," and has apparently been jamming with the indie rockers since as far back as last summer.

Modest Mouse have not released a full-length album since 2007's We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, which featured another iconic rocker: ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. No date for the group's upcoming sixth album has been set, although they canceled a tour of Europe earlier this year to focus on recording, with hopes of a 2014 release.

As you may recall, Novoselic reunited with former Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl and touring guitarist Pat Smear to write and record a track with Paul McCartney last winter, billed a "Nirvana reunion" of sorts. The bassist has also been known to occasionally collaborate with Grohl's current band, the Foo Fighters, in addition to a handful of other projects. When not playing music, Novoselic is active in politics and social activism.

Listen to Krist's entire interview, where he reflects on Nirvana's classic album, In Utero, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary, below:

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