A far cry from the roaring sludge metal fury that is Mastodon, Brent Hinds side project West End Motel‘s debut album was described by SPIN as, “…Tom Waits and Tim Burton co-hosting the creepiest vaudeville show ever.” Now, the band will be releasing their sophomore album Only Time Can Tell on Oct. 30th via Warner Bros. Records. You can listen to the track “Burn It Down” here.
Hinds explains, “I grew up listening to Chet Atkins play guitar, and I grew up listening to Brian Setzer play guitar. Jimmy Bryant, Speedy West, all these country-chicken-pickin’-flying-’round-the-guitar-neck guitar players. I got really inspired by it. I’m from way down in the country. It was pretty common to have the interests I had when I was that age. MTV had some hair metal on there, but I was more interested in this rockabilly vibe. Stray Cats were really big at the time, in the ’80s. It was epic.”
Check below for the official artwork and full track list.
Only Time Can Tell Tracklisting:
1. Burn It Down
2. El Myr
3. Witch Is Dead
4. If I Only Had Tomorrow (Second Chances)
6. Only Time Can Tell