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Matt Pike (High On Fire/Sleep) Debuts “Land” Music Video, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Guests


Matt Pike, vocalist/guitarist for stoner doom legends Sleep and High On Fire, has shared another track from his upcoming solo debut, “Pike Vs. The Automaton“. Newly landing from that album is “Land“, which finds him joined by his longtime friend, Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds. Steve McPeeks, who plays bass alongside Hinds in West End Motel, also guests on this new song.

Speaking of the single, Pike offered:

“‘Land‘ was written after I had just come home from a tour. It’s like an old blues song. I was thinking of it as like a bunch of old dudes in a subway doing a doo-wop thing. It has the feel of a two-step like my Mom used to dance to, like Country Western. It’s totally about depression and leading a hard life.

Later, I was playing the song for Brent Hinds from Mastodon who had come out to Portland to jam with me and he laid down this smokin’-ass Billy Gibbons kind of solo! I did one solo and then he did his solo and I’m like, ‘You’re a dick,’ (laughs). The bass player from Brent’s other band West End Motel, Steve McPeeks, played some stand-up bass – both plucking and with a bow – and it really brought out this depth to the song. I’ve never written a song like that and recorded it and made it as cool as it is. It’s totally different.”

Pike Vs. The Automaton” is just over a week away with a February 18th release date set.

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