Toe to Toes

Album: Cold Dark Place (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This was recorded during the sessions for 2017's Emperor Of Sand album, and was produced by Brendan O'Brien. It was left off the record but was later included on Mastodon's Cold Dark Place EP. Guitarist Bill Kelliher explained to Kaytie of the Razor 94.7 radio station:

    "It's very catchy; it's a very good song. I think when we heard it, we were, like… We weren't sure. I was, like, 'I don't know.' I was, like, 'I like it. I think it sounds awesome.' And Brent (Hinds, guitar) was, like, 'I don't think it should go on the record.' Honestly, I was, like, 'I think we have enough good songs on the record that that's not gonna make or break it. Maybe we'll take that one off and put it as a single later. Maybe we'll add it to the other songs, remix 'em and put out Cold Dark Place.' And that's what ended up happening."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

David Bowie Lyrics Quiz

David Bowie Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

How well do you know your David Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.

Butch Vig

Butch VigSongwriter Interviews

The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream.

Michael Franti

Michael FrantiSongwriter Interviews

Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.

Dino Cazares of Fear Factory

Dino Cazares of Fear FactorySongwriter Interviews

The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.

Zac Hanson

Zac HansonSongwriter Interviews

Zac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.