As huge, longtime fans of The National and Trey Anastasio, this is terrific news. The Phish guitarist is reportedly quietly working on a new solo album, and according to SPIN, he's got some help from members of The National and Mates of State.

The magazine notes that Anastasio has been commuting from his home in New York City to Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT—where albums like Interpol's Antics and The National's Boxer have been produced. According to early reports out of the studio, "the sound is a mix between Anastasio's eclectic, Afro-tinged rock and the kind of experimental indie pop." Producer Peter Katis says Anastasio "wants to do something totally out of left-field."

Recording should be wrapped up before Phish hits the stage at Madison Square Garden at the end of the year. (Who's got our NYE extras?!) And as for The National, they're playing six sold out shows at The Beacon next week (who's got our extras?!)... wonder if Trey will show up?