Mastodon–Dillinger Escape Plan Supergroup Recruit Ex–Mars Volta Drummer Jon Theodore

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra—the supergroup featuring Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman, and former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery—have added drummer Jon Theodore to their lineup. Theodore has previously played with the Mars Volta and One Day as a Lion.

Theodore said that the band’s style of music was the perfect fit for him.

“When I first heard some of the ideas these guys were working on I immediately knew this project was right up my alley. Both beautiful and technical but not spastic, thematic but not cheesy, hard but delicate.”

Weinman recently discussed the group on WFMU-FM’s Diane’s Kamikaze Fun Machine radio show.

“This band has been a long time coming. Now that we have actually started creating together, it’s great to see it all materialize into what I feel is some really interesting material,” he says. “G.T.O. is a true collaborative effort, which in my experience rarely works, so I think we have something pretty special here. It just so happens to be with some of my favorite people and musicians.

“Almost every day this experiment seems to take on some new characteristic, and I think some of the people we’ve been talking to about contributing vocals would be a big surprise to many. It’s even surprised me!”


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