NewsOctober 1, 2014 8:38 AM ET11,946 views

Mastodon defends "misogynistic" music video

Mastodon video for The Motherload Not surprisingly, some have found the new Mastodon video for "The Motherload" a bit offensive. In particular, writer Dom Lawson says in a blog entry for The Guardian that "Mastodon's misogynistic new video misfires." If you haven't yet seen the video, you can check out the twerk clinic here. Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor spoke with Pitchfork yesterday about the video and specifically addressed the aforementioned Guardian piece:
"I'm really upset. I don't know. The last thing that I wanted to do was come on and be defensive, because I don't feel like I should have to defend it. It's a music video and it's really not supposed to be something that gets people this upset because this was really a fun thing that doesn't really mean too much. It's not to be taken so seriously. "I don't know, I just don't see the sexism in it. I know there's half-naked women that are shaking their butts. For some people it's titillating, but for me it just looked amazing. I thought the girls were awesome and talented, and I thought it was amazing to watch. I love when it turns into that kaleidoscope effect thing; it brings the video to a whole new level. But it's gotten people talking obviously, you know. I figured that would happen, you know what I mean. I knew there was going to be some negativity. But we do that; we're that kind of band. It hadn't been done before, and we were kind of looking for something that hadn't been done before because it's hard to come by these days."
You can read the entire interview with Dailor here.

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