Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH Drops New Song, ‘Like a Pastime’: Listen Now

The track is the second single from the band’s upcoming LP.

Matt Simeone
May 8, 2023

Wolfgang Van Halen of Mammoth WVH performs on stage at The O2 Arena on December 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns)

Mammoth WVH – fronted by artist and SiriusXM host Wolfgang Van Halen – dropped their second single from their much-anticipated sophomore album, Mammoth II.

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The band released the lyric video for the track, “Like a Pastime,” which includes polyrhythms featured prominently in progressive rock.

Mammoth WVH – Like a Pastime (Official Lyric Video)

“It centers around a 4/4-time signature, but with a polyrhythm on top,” Wolfgang said in a press release. “I was teaching my fiancée what a polyrhythm is, and I stumbled upon this idea. The kick drums are accentuating it. It’s certainly one of my favorites and a completely different vibe than anything on the first album.”

Like he did on the band’s debut LP, Wolfgang plays every instrument on Mammoth II, due out on August 4. The lead single from the album, “Another Celebration at the End of the World,” dropped earlier this year.

Mammoth WVH – Another Celebration at the End of the World (Official Music Video)

In addition to his music career, Wolfgang also hosts the monthly SiriusXM show Wolf Van Halen’s Top of the Pack on the Classic Rewind channel. During the show, Wolf plays music by his favorites artists, including classics from his late father, guitar god Eddie Van Halen. Listen to previous episodes of the multi-instrumentalist’s show on the SXM App anytime and learn more about it here.

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