“DRY BONE VALLEY”: THE NEW MASTODON VIDEO IS TYPICALLY AWESOME
I’m running out of ways to praise Mastodon for the quality of their music videos. It goes beyond the fact that, since they’re on a major label, they presumably have access to larger budgets than most bands — because I don’t think their latest, “Dry Bone Valley” (Is that a euphemism for sex? I feel like it’s a euphemism for sex.), could really have cost that much money. It’s just that someone in Camp Mastodon is keeping his or their eye or eyes on the ball and churning out awesome clips that people will actually watch and discuss.
And sure, “Bone” isn’t quite as cool as the one they released in September for “Curl of the Burl.” But it’s still a majillion-gillion times better than, say, the new Iced Earth video, which so won over my heart I didn’t even feel inspired to make fun of it.
I can’t embed the video right now, but you can see the Tim Biskup-directed “Dry Bone Valley” by clicking on the below screen cap. The song appears on The Hunter, which is out now on Reprise/Warner Bros.