It might be hard to believe, but the hard rockers of Mastodon are celebrating their 20th year together. And they’re doing so in style with a new collection of audio treasures available now on CD wherever fine music is sold and across digital platforms. Entitled Medium Rarities, the 16-track album is comprised of non-album singles, covers, soundtrack recordings, instrumentals, and live performances collected together for the first time ever. You’ll hear the band take on “A Commotion” by Feist, “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” by The Flaming Lips, and “Orion” by Metallica – all reinterpreted in their own unique way.
Soundtrack recordings include “White Walker” from Game of Thrones and “Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife” from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Instrumental cuts “Asleep in the Deep,” “Toe To Toes,” “Jaguar God,” and “Halloween” also feature on the set. The collection comes on the heels of another new Mastodon track, “Rufus Lives,” which features on the soundtrack to Bill & Ted Face The Music, out now on 10K Projects.
In addition to the CD and streaming iterations of Medium Rarities, the album will also be made available on limited-edition pink vinyl. A standard black vinyl edition is also planned. Both are set to be released on October 16 via Warner Records.
Mastodon, Medium Rarities (Warner, 2020)
- Fallen Torches (Previously Unreleased)
- A Commotion (Feist Cover)
- Asleep in the Deep (Instrumental version)
- Capillarian Crest (Live)
- A Spoonful Weighs A Ton (The Flaming Lips Cover)
- Toe To Toes (Instrumental version)
- Circle of Cysquatch (Live)
- Atlanta (Feat. Gibby Haynes)
- Jaguar God (Instrumental)
- Cut You Up With A Linoleum Life (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
- Blood & Thunder (Live)
- White Walker (Game of Thrones)
- Halloween (Instrumental version)
- Crystal Skull (Live)
- Orion (Metallica Cover)
- Iron Tusk (Live)