MASTODON's Brent Hinds To Tour With His Side Project WEST END MOTEL
- Posted by Kevin Juliff on October 18, 2012
Mastodon's Brent Hinds has recently announced a mini tour with his side project West End Motel, which we've written about before. The tour seems to be staying pretty close to the Eastern seaboard and will run from Vermont all the way down to Georgia and Alabama. The tour will be in support of the band's sophomore release, Only Time Can Tell, through Warner Bros records. The album hit shelves on October 30th with the tour scheduled to start just under a month later on November 28th. Full tour dates after the jump.
Nov 28 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
Nov 29 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Nov 30 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
Dec 01 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
Dec 02 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Dec 04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Dec 05 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
Dec 06 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Dec 07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Dec 08 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Dec 09 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Dec 11 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Dec 13 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
Dec 14 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
Dec 15 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
I have not heard a ton of West End Motel but after just a few seconds you can easily tell it's a big difference from Mastodon. It seems Brent's first love was not metal at all.
"I grew up listening to Chet Atkins play guitar, and I grew up listening to Brian Setzer play guitar," explains Hinds. "Jimmy Bryant, Speedy West, all these country-chicken-pickin'-flying-'round-the-guitar-neck guitar players. I got really inspired by it. I'm from way down in the country. It was pretty common to have the interests I had when I was that age. MTV had some hair metal on there, but I was more interested in this rockabilly vibe. Stray Cats were really big at the time, in the '80s. It was epic."
Rolling Stone is streaming the album's first single "Burn It Down" right here