For Mastodon diehards, Revolver has a limited-edition Fall Issue bundle featuring a hand-numbered slipcase and exclusive 2LP edition of Hushed and Grim with a hand-screened album wrap designed by artist Paul Romano. Get yours before they're gone!
Last month, Mastodon announced their impending double album, Hushed and Grim, and shared a pummeling preview track from it called "Pushing the Tides." The song was definitely on the heavier side of the Atlanta heavy-metal band's sound, but today (October 1st) they're back with another cut from the opus called "Teardrinker" that offers something different.
Compared to the aggressive and unsteady "Pushing the Tides," "Teardrinker" rests on the catchier, more introspective end of the Mastodon spectrum. Featuring mournful lyrics like, "I can see your face, and I feel the pain/And I feel the shame that I have let you down again," the shuffling chorus has a regretful quiver to it that almost feels influenced by Eighties goth and New Wave.
There's still plenty of Mastodon heft and superior playing, but it's great to hear them continue to push their sound in myriad directions. Listen while you watch its trippy music video above via YouTube.
Hushed and Grim is due out October 29th via Reprise Records and is now available for pre-order. Revolver has 500 2LP clear vinyl copies that come bundled with our Fall 2021 magazine and a hand-screened slipcase featuring artwork by longtime Mastodon collaborator Paul Romano. Get yours before they're gone!