Talk about two great sounds coming together: if someone told me that two shoegazer/dream-pop indie icons from different generations were going to collaborate and record new music, I would have said that’s about as likely as a My Bloody Valentine reunion. Apparently I was wrong about that too… but whatever the case, fans of dense, melodic sounds will be stoked to hear Magnetic Morning, a new collaboration from Interpol drummer Adam Fogarino and Swervedrive singer/guitarist, Adam Franklin.

New York’s Interpol have released three critically acclaimed albums, including 2007’s Our Love To Admire (Capitol), and have drawn comparisons to ’80s alternative bands The Chameleons UK and Echo & The Bunnyman. Formed in 1990, the U.K.’s Swervedriver was at the center of Britain’s shoegazer rock scene, although the band leaned towards a heavier, grungier sonic output. Fogarino and Franklin met through a chance introduction, and soon decided to collaborate and record materials.

A self-titled Magnetic Morning EP on DH Records will be in stores this Saturday, April 19. This special five-song EP, recorded at New York’s famed Electric Ladyland studios with Claudius Mittendorfer, engineer of Interpol’s latest LP, features lush, melodic tracks like “Cold War Kids” (not the band) and “Yesterdays Flowers.”

Fogarino will DJ at Other Music in New York (15 East 4th Street) at 5 p.m. EST this Saturday, April 19 for Record Store Day, an event focusing attention on the nation’s physical “brick and mortar” independent record shops.

Photo by Christy Bush.