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- Posted on Sep 25th 2008 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
You see, E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg's son, Jay, is a big fan of the band. "He's been coming out to see us play for the last like three or four years and we've maintained a relationship with him and his father over that period of time," Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor tells Spinner.
That friendship is what ultimately led Mastodon to work with producer Brendan O'Brien, who produced Springsteen's 'The Rising' and 'Magic.' "We went to [the E Street Band] show here in Atlanta, basically met [Springsteen] and sent him our demos," Dailer says. "I guess he dug it and we got the word from Bruce that [Brendan] was awesome."
Even with their growing legion of admirers, Dailor says getting the thumbs up from Springsteen is special to them. "Obviously it's awesome to learn that," he says. "He's a living legend and he definitely plays his music from the heart. It's a big deal."
Mastodon plan to release their as-yet-untitled O'Brien-produced album in January. "It's the biggest sound we've ever had," Dailor says. "Everything is just really organic but super creepy. When I listen to it in its entirety, I feel like I just saw a really heavy movie that leaves you a little bit speechless. Like when [Beck's] 'Sea Change' came out and it was like, 'Whoa, what happened, dude? Is everything alright?' It's kind of like that."