“An ever-mutating epic filled with marching rhythms, jarring tempo shifts and a prog-funk groove (cleverly set in 7/8) that recalls early Eighties King Crimson.”
– Rolling Stone
NEW ALBUM THE DESATURATING SEVEN TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 29
VIA ATO RECORDS
2017 AMBUSHING THE STORM TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 20
TORONTO, ON – September 6, 2017 – New Primus album The Desaturating Seven, set for a September 29 release via ATO Records, has brought Les Claypool (lead vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums) back to the sounds and styles of their earlier days. “This record hearkens back to our prog roots-Rush, Yes, Crimson, all those things,” says Claypool. “It’s a little heavier than the last record, more intricate than anything we’ve done in a while.”
Confidently pulsing with Claypool’s signature low end and lyrics warning the listener of approaching mischief makers, you can now listen to new track “The Scheme” HERE, courtesy of Billboard.
The Desaturating Seven is inspired by 1970’s children’s book The Rainbow Goblins by Italian author and artist Ul de Rico. Claypool often read the book to his children as they were growing up and it tells a story of seven goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all of the color out of the world.
Claypool found particular inspiration in de Rico’s paintings for The Rainbow Goblins. “The artwork is just amazing,” he says. “There’s a beauty but also a dark eeriness for this compelling, sinistr story. The paintings are incredible, vibrant, very unique looking-it’s a good contrast between dark and light visually and also metaphorically. And there’s always been a strong visual element to Primus.”
The art of The Rainbow Goblins also crosses over into the cover image and packaging of the new album with a vinyl pressing featuring clear vinyl with a rainbow splatter. Pre-order The Desaturating Seven HERE.
A GRAMMY-nominated and multi-platinum selling band, Primus has toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.) and headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival. Their 2017 Ambushing The Storm Tour includes fall dates throughout the south and east coast, including a Halloween show at Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel. All dates are listed below.
2017 Ambushing The Storm Tour
10/20 – San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
10/21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn
10/22 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
10/24 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial
10/25 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/27 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater
10/28 – Washington DC – The Anthem w/ Clutch
10/29 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/2 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater
11/3 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theater
11/4 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
11/5 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Theater
11/7 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
11/9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/10 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel
11/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/13 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern