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Mastodon Releases First Single from New Album

Image courtesy of Courtesy Mastodon via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy Mastodon via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)

Mastodon  has released the first single from its forthcoming album,  Once More 'Round the Sun . The new track is called "High Road," but it's apparently not at all about taking the high road. In a statement, Mastodon guitarist  Bill Kelliher  admits he wrote "High Road" "on a day off while we were on tour in Luxembourg. I was sitting in this rainy city on a Sunday, and nothing was open. I felt like I needed to write something to reflect how I was feeling [so] I started banging on a guitar." 

The chorus is "You take the high road down/I'll take the road below you."

The song has slow, percussive riffs in the beginning and progresses to soaring vocal/guitar blending. It's streaming now on Mastodon's official website,  MastodonRocks.com

Once More 'Round the Sun  is set to arrive in retail and digital outlets on April 29.

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