Wolfgang Van Halen toys with polyrhythms on anthemic new Mammoth WVH track, Like a Pastime

Wolfgang Van Halen performs with Mammoth WVH at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on October 23, 2021
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Wolfgang Van Halen has premiered Like a Pastime, the second single (and second track) from Mammoth II, the sophomore full-length album from his Mammoth WVH project. 

The follow-up to the album's tapping-heavy lead single, Another Celebration at the End of the World – which dropped in March – Like a Pastime takes the Grammy-nominated outfit's sound in intriguing new directions. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.