SOURCE: Reprise Records

Reprise Records

August 16, 2011 09:00 ET

Mastodon Release "Curl Of The Burl" -- First Official Single From New Album The Hunter -- Today Through All Digital Retailers

Band Launch "Curl Of The Burl" Contest at; Grand-Prize Winner to Receive MacBook Air Computer and Much More; Loser to Receive Empty Bag of Chips

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Today is a big day in the Mastodon camp as several events surrounding the September 27th release of the hard-rock heroes' highly anticipated full-length studio album The Hunter have begun. First up, "Curl Of The Burl," the first official single from The Hunter, is now available for purchase through all digital retailers. Follow the link to the iTunes Store here.

In addition, a video featuring found footage for "Curl Of The Burl" has been released, as a precursor to the official video coming soon. Follow the link to YouTube here.

Finally, now that "Curl Of The Burl" has been released into the atmosphere, Mastodon have launched a contest at their official website and are challenging fans to put their rock chops to use. Download the track, add your own lead guitar or drums, and upload it back to the site. The band will pick the best entry based on originality and skill in a few weeks. One grand-prize winner will get a new MacBook Air Notebook, a personal message from the band, and more. One loser will be chosen and will receive an empty bag of chips via U.S. mail. Probably Fritos.

Much more news will be unveiled shortly so check often for clues and info. Until then, contact Rick Gershon at Warner Bros. Records Publicity for further information: (818) 818-953-3473 or

Troy Sanders -- Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds -- Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher -- Guitars
Brann Dailor -- Drums / Vocals

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