West End Motel (Mastodon) Streaming New Album

West End Motel 2012

West End Motel are not releasing their forthcoming album, Only Time Can Tell, until October 30 but that has not stopped the guys from streaming the entire effort on Paste Magazine. WEM was originally formed by Mastodon’s own Brent Hinds and Tom Cheshire in Atlanta almost 20 years ago.

Brent Hinds told Paste about his influences for this material. He stated, “I grew up listening to Chet Atkins play guitar, and I grew up listening to Brian Setzer play guitar,” Hinds said. “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.”

Listen to West End Motel’s album Only Time Can Tell by heading here and enjoy!

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