Mammoth WVH is the debut, self-titled album of Mammoth WVH – the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. In addition to writing and singing every song, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument. “The name Mammoth is really special to me.” says Wolf. “Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much.”
Big Mess marks Elfman’s first solo collection in more than thirty years, but it’s no return to form. Clocking in at 18 tracks, the sprawling, ambitious double album finds the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer breaking bold new ground as both a writer and a performer, drawing on a dystopian palette of distorted electric guitars, industrial synthesizers and orchestra in an effort to exorcise the demons brought about by four years of creeping fascism and civil rot.
Garbage return with their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters, to be released 11th June 2021. “This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins. It was our way of trying to make sense of the craziness of the world and the astounding chaos we found ourselves in.” -Shirley Manson
The title is more of an attitude than anything else, answering the question what if the four boys were sitting on a porch together and someone begins to sing a favorite old Gospel song or a country and Western standard, and everyone else just joined in? That is what happened at RCA Studio A, but, under producer Dave Cobb’s leadership, it turned into so much more. Dave and co. kept coming to the table with terrific creative ideas to enhance the Front Porch experience.
The album was written and recorded during the pandemic, and though COVID-19 restrictions didn't allow Ward (At The Drive-In, Sparta) to record the album in person with other musicians, it does feature a very notable rhythm section: bassist Ben Kenney of Incubus (and briefly of The Roots) and drummer Tucker Rule of Thursday. "My friends did this for the pure love of making music with a friend," Ward said of Ben and Tucker.