Gary Lightbody works with Peter Buck

The meeting of great musical minds is taking place as we speak in the US.

Gary Lightbody has revealed that the superstar guest on his country-tinged Tired Pony side-project is R.E.M.’s Peter Buck.

Also shacked up at the moment with the Snow Patrol man in a Portland, Oregon studio are Iain Archer and his wife Miriam, Belle and Sebastian’s Richard Coburn and Jacknife Lee who’s taking care of production duties.

“Peter is one of my all-time heroes,” Garry tells Q magazine. “I admire his versatility, he can play any stringed instrument and more besides. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with! He’s a real innovator, which is great because this is a whole new project.”

Tired Pony sessions completed, Lightbody and Lee will head to LA where they plan to record an electronica album under the Listen… Tanks! banner.

Workaholics or what?

 

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