Hear Brian Wilson’s Vocal Cameo on Mini Mansions’ ‘Any Emotions’
When you want something, no matter how unlikely actually getting it might seem, it rarely hurts to ask. Just look at what happened when Mini Mansions approached Brian Wilson about lending background vocals to a track on their upcoming LP.
The band, which started as a downtime project for Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, was in the studio working on its next full-length effort, 'The Great Pretenders,' when bassist Zach Dawes was invited to perform on Wilson's new album, 'No Pier Pressure.' As Dawes told Rolling Stone, working with the legendary Beach Boys founder prompted a bit of daydreaming for subsequent Mini Mansions sessions.
"I went straight to Vox Studios from that session where the boys were doing vocals for 'Any Emotions,'" he recalled. "As they got into harmonies, Brian's name came up kind of as a pie-in-the-sky idea. I followed up with him and sent him a rough cut of the song. Then that rare moment occurred where the idealized version of something becomes a reality."
You can hear the end result above, and if you like what you hear, there's more on offer at the band's official site. 'The Great Pretenders,' Mini Mansions' first release through T Bone Burnett's Electromagnetic Recordings label, is due out in March.
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