New Mastodon Material May Be Split Into Two Releases

Drummer says summer release for album, with winter EP possible

Brann DailorBrann Dailor

Brann Dailor

Mastodon drummer and vocalist Brann Dailor had a chat with the folks at Spin, and says the band’s forthcoming new album could be a two-parter.

“We have a few really kickass rock’n’roll songs on here. We have the metal, the heavy-heavy. We have the totally whacked-out and bizarre. And then we have the super-hooky, big-chorus stuff that’s still bizarre and still Mastodon — but it’s super catchy. It’s wild, all over the place. There’s a lot of variety.”

But, he hints, some of the songs the band just recorded could be released as an EP after the LP drops.

“It’s gonna be a summer release, so I feel like it needs to be amped,” says Brann.

“I don’t feel like it needs to be slow, and doom and gloom. That’s a winter album. We were actually talking about that earlier, like, ‘Why don’t we take some of the stuff that’s really moody and slow and do, like, a winter EP?’”

The band tracked 15 songs in all with producer Nick Raskulinecz.

However you dudes want to handle it’s fine with me. So long as this new album isn’t a let-down, like The Hunter was.

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