There are lots of supergroups, but for the past few years, none has been more intriguing than Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. Essentially a side project from The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman featuring Alice In Chains’ William Duvall, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and The Mars Volta’s Thomas Pridgen, the album’s been in the works for several years and on September 23, we’ll finally get a chance to hear the fruits of their labor when Broken Lines comes out. Things got even more intriguing when Dillinger announced their forthcoming record will be their last. This past weekend at the Reading and Leeds festivals, GTO made their live debut.
While Dillinger have an album to promote and an album cycle to tour behind, Weinman will have some free time after that. That being said, since Alice In Chains and Mastodon are still active, it could be a while before we see a proper tour. However, since both UK festivals included The Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon, it was easy enough to get the band together to make their live debut. While the sound quality on these fan-recorded clips isn’t great, they certainly don’t sound like a one-off band playing their first two live shows. It’d certainly make sense for the band to play some shows in the support of the album, even though it could be a logistical nightmare.
Broken Lines is out on September 23 on Party Smasher Inc. and can be preordered here.
[via Metal Sucks]