DILLINGER's Ben Weinman Issues Update on Side-Project with MASTODON's Brent Hinds
Just to quickly recap, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is highly anticipated side-project from Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds and Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman. They are collaborating with legendary Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery and drummer Jon Theodore, formerly of The Mars Volta. We haven't heard much about this project, since all the members were busy with touring, but now that touring has died down, looks like GTO is reactivated. Here is a recent update from Weinman as found on his new Facebook fan page:
Going to address all the GTO questions in one swoop. Getting ready to book recording time now. All the guys have been touring but we are getting ready to have some collective time off the road so GTO we go! This stuff is all over the place. Classic Eric Avery Bass lines, huge Jon Theodore Drums, Brent Hinds melodic noodling, book ended by all my bullshit as well. So who is going to sing for Giraffe Tong Orchestra you ask? I'm not telling. Maybe it's a Giraffe dressed like Gene Simmons. Maybe it's that girl in that Friday youtube video. I hear she is hot right now and prob of age by now.
I assumed that Brent would just be doing vocals, but this adds a whole new layer of interest in this project. I absolutely can't wait to hear what comes of this.
In case you're wondering where they came up with the name Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Brent Hinds' recent appearance on the Oddities TV show should answer that for you.