Mastodon On getting away from concept albums

Rockers explain why they moved away from concept albums

Mastodon members Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor stopped by the Rolling Stone studio recently to explain how they connected with Feist to record a split single for Record Store Day, and why they cast aside the complicated structures and thematic framework of their previous records when they made their latest album, The Hunter. "As soon as we decided to abandon the whole concept album, that opened up a whole new avenue for subject matter we had been wanting to use but didn't fit into the confines of whatever particular concept we were working on," says Dailor.

Interview by Matthew Perpetua, video by Matthew Murphy and Max Tiberi

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