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Mastodon Release New Song “Toe to Toes”

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Mastodon - Cold Dark PlaceMastodon’s semi-surprise new EPCold Dark Place, is coming, and soon!

Three of EP’s four tracks are from the Once More ‘Round the Sun sessions back in 2014 with producer Nick Raskulinecz — “North Side Star,” “Blue Walsh,” and the title track — while one of the EP’s four tracks is from the Emperor of Sand sessions with producer Brendan O’Brien, called “Toe to Toes.”

The latter was released late last night, and you can — and should — check it out right now. Sonically it’s consistent with the Emperor of Sand material, but if it’d ended up being included on that album it would’ve been one of the lightest tracks. That said, it’s really good! I’m digging the guitar work here — the ’90s-tastic, fuzzed out intro riff, the picked main lick and the Use Your Illusion-esque guitar solo — a whole lot.

Cold Dark Place comes out September 22nd; pre-order here.

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