From the End Hits gossip desk:

ITEM!!! WHICH Portland-based indie frontman has been jetting to LA to record tracks with a famed, much-in-demand producer? Said frontman is taking a break from his well-known band to spend time on a new side project, and he's chosen as his partner an auteur who is no stranger to collaboration! The Mercury hasn't heard any of the new music yet, but it's safe to assume it won't be cheesy--and could potentially be life-changing!