New Mastodon – “Divinations” & Crack The Skye Album Art

Not too long ago Troy Sanders stopped by for a Progress Report on Crack the Skye Mastodon’s fourth album and followup to their indie (and Grammy) crossover Blood Mountain. Now we have some sounds to go with the King Crimson, Yes, and Frank Zappa references via first single, “Divinations.” It’s opens with a bit of banjo and then moves into a three-minute blast of the Atlanta crew’s catchy psychedelic crust. Lots of guitar. Lots of traded vocals (growled, smeary). Of course, big drums. You can also hear a snippet of “Oblivion” in a in a video teaser at the band’s site. It’s admittedly not much to go on, but if you know how to use the Internet, you will likely find more. In the meantime, take a listen to “Divinations” at the band’s MySpace while you figure out how to turn the Crack The Skye album art into your new tattoo:

Crack The Sky’s track listing:

01 “Oblivion”
02 “Divinations”
03 “Quintessence”
04 “The Czar”
I. “Usurper”
II. “Escape”
III. “Martyr”
IV. “Spiral”
05 “Ghost Of Karelia”
06 “Crack The Skye”
07 “The Last Baron”

Crack The Skye is out late March via Reprise. The “Divinations” single is out today. Here’s its packaging:

[Band photo by Jimmy Hubbard]

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