Mastodon dropped by 'Conan' for an awesome performance of their single, "Show Yourself." Check out the video below.
The Atlanta-based outfit's 'Conan' appearance follows their European tour behind their latest album, Emperor of Sand. Mastodon also recently confirmed another run of North American dates with Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles for the fall, as well as a September benefit concert in Chicago, to support suicide prevention initiatives and mental health education. After that, they'll head to the U.K. for even more shows. Check here for a full list of dates.
In an interview with Revolver earlier this year, Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor discussed "Show Yourself" at length, revealing that the song almost didn't make Emperor of Sand's final track listing. "I kind of was not wanting to even put 'Show Yourself' in there at first," he explained. "I was not really into it. I liked it, but I thought it was too catchy and too easy–but then when I saw the scope of everything I realized there was a lot of density on the record. Every song had six or eight working parts, so 'Show Yourself' is like a nice breather from the rest of it."