Saturday, August 1, 2020

Mastodon stream new song from Medium Rarities collection

Mastodon are streaming “Fallen Torches” as the lead track and first preview of their forthcoming collection, “Medium Rarities.”

"This classic Mastodon track was recorded in Atlanta in 2019, originally planned to be released in support of a European tour,” says the group. “The track was delayed so the band could focus on the release of 'Stairway To Nick John', a tribute to late, long time manager Nick John, with proceeds going to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pacreatic Cancer Research in his honor."

Due September 11, “Medium Rarities” includes “Fallen Torches” as the one new song in the package, featured alongside an eclectic mix of live tracks and covers of tunes by Metallica, The Flaming Lips and Butthole Surfers, as well as instrumentals, B-sides and soundtrack cuts such as "White Walker" (from the "Game Of Thrones"-inspired mix tape) and the soundtrack song "Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife" ("Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters").

14 of the project’s 16 tracks have never been available on streaming services until now.

“Medium Rarities” will be available in multiple formats, including a limited-edition pink vinyl double LP.

Mastodon are currently working on the follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand", which debuted at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release.

"Medium Rarities"

Release date: September 11

01. Fallen Torches
02. A Commotion (Feist cover)
03. Asleep In The Deep (instrumental)
04. Capillarian Crest (live)
05. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton (The Flaming Lips cover)
06. Toe To Toes (instrumental)
07. Circle Of Cysquatch (live)
08. Atlanta (feat. Gibby Haynes)
09. Jaguar God (instrumental)
10. Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife
11. Blood & Thunder
12. White Walker
13. Halloween (instrumental)
14. Crystal Skull (live)
15. Orion (Metallica cover)
16. Iron Tusk (live)

See also:

Thin Lizzy add Mastodon bassist for 50th anniversary festival dates
Mastodon stream tribute cover of Stairway To Heaven
Mastodon expand Emperor Of Sand tour video series
Mastodon stream Emperor Of Sand tour recap video
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