Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds is part of a new “supergroup” featuring Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman and actress/musician Juliette Lewis on vocals.
The project, dubbed Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, also includes bassist Pete Griffin of Dethklok (the “live” version of the cartoon band on the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse) and onetime Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen. The group has been recording material, but there’s yet to be an announcement on a release date, not to mention live dates.
Meanwhile, Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor has his own side project with fellow Atlanta musicians Core Atoms and Raheem Amlani. Titled Arcadea, it’s in a more electronic/prog-rock vein, as evidenced by their first song, “Gas Giant.” Watch the video here: