Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Jane's Addiction Supergroup Tap Mars Volta Drummer
This official announcement refutes previous reports that Thomas Pridgen (ex- The Mars Volta) was the new drummer for Giraffe Tongue Orchestra which features guitarist Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds (Mastodon, West End Motel, Fiend
Along with his repertoire of Jazz, Fusion and Rock styles, Theodore brings a heightened sense of enthusiasm to the project saying, "When I first heard some of the ideas these guys were working on I immediately knew this project was right up my alley. Both beautiful and technical but not spastic, thematic but not cheesy, hard but delicate."
"This band [Giraffe Tongue Orchestra] has been a long time coming. Now that we have actually started creating together, it's great to see it all materialize into what I feel is some really interesting material." says Weinman. "G.T.O. is a true collaborative effort, which in my experience rarely works, so I think we have something pretty special here. It just so happens to be with some of my favorite people and musicians." Weinman adds, "Almost every day this experiment seems to take on some new characteristic, and I think some of the people we've been talking to about contributing vocals would be a big surprise to many. It's even surprised me!"