Mastodon’s new music video for “The Motherload” — a highlight from their recent album, Once More ‘Round The Sun — takes a bit of an unexpected turn. It starts out typically enough, with some creepy painted firgures exploring an eerie landscape. And then — WHAM! — butts. Lots and lots of shaking asses. The video’s hooded men and tattooed weirdos are joined by a crew of twerking women, and their gyrating glutes are captured in detailed slow motion. Eventually, the focus shifts from the occult to a dance-off, and, at one point, there’s a twerking kaleidoscope. Find all of that above.
Mastodon starts their tour promoting Once More ‘Round The Sun on October 4 in Louisville, Kentucky. No word yet as to whether they’ll be twerking onstage.