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Mastodon release very poppy “Show Yourself”

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Mastodon continue to surprise with every release. With Emperor of Sand coming in March, the band surprise-released “Sultan’s Curse” last week and have already returned with a new song. Just topping the three-minute mark, “Show Yourself” is a radio-ready rock song that suggests the band have been listening to a lot of Queens of the Stone Age. It’s breezy, upbeat and riffy, and the  band doesn’t really flex  their prog muscles until about 1:45, when the song changes tempos for a shreddy solo. While “Sultan’s Curse” called to mind Blood Mountain/Crack the Skye era ‘Don, this finds the band in entirely new territory.

Emperor of Sand will be released on March 31 on Relapse Records, and can be preordered here.

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