It has been revealed who the vocalist of Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is, the band started by The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman and Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, and it is someone well known to fans of alternative rock. The band has worked with a number of vocalists, and it was announced last year that Juliette Lewis was working on tracks with them, but Weinman now says that Alice in Chains man William DuVall is their singer. He says: “Juliette is actually not our main singer. She guested. But me and her have been working on songs, some of which are for Giraffe Tongue, some of whichwere just jams that we were working on.
“And she did some cool vocals on some of the GTO stuff. Actually, William from Alice In Chains is who has been singing with us.”
Regarding the music that will appear on Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s as-yet untitled album, Weinman says: “Most of the music was written before William got involved. But everybody is definitely in this band, it’s a real democracy.
“It’s a little different for me, it’s been great. Because Dillinger has obviously been my baby since the beginning. You know while everyone contributes, it has always been my vision and baby.
“So with GTO it’s really a combination of all the elements, all the pieces. So it’s really interesting, it’s been great for me to collaborate like that. And I think when you hear it, it really does sound like all of us in one band somehow.”
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s lineup also includes former The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and Dethklok bassist Pete Griffin.