WATCH LES CLAYPOOL READ CHAPTER 1 OF THE RAINBOW GOBLINS + LISTEN TO NEW PRIMUS SONG “THE VALLEY” HERE

Posted on Sep. 22 2017

NEW ALBUM THE DESATURATING SEVEN OUT SEPTEMBER 29

CLAYPOOL WILL READ FROM THE BOOK

 + RELEASE A SONG AT NOON EST 

FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

2017 AMBUSHING THE STORM TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 20,

INCL. HALLOWEEN SET AT BROOKLYN STEEL 

TORONTO, ON – September 22, 2017 -With only one week remaining until the release of the new Primus album The Desaturating Seven, Les Claypool’s alter ego Crispy B. Bacon will be reading excerpts from the rainbow goblin-filled children’s book that inspired the record and revealing one song each day at Noon EST until the album’s release on Friday, September 29.

Each clip will be hosted by Primus’s YouTube HERE; watch Part 1 and listen to Track 1 – “The Valley” – HERE.

“We started reading [The Rainbow Goblins] to my children when they were very young,” Claypool explained. “It became a bedtime story favorite. It always came across a bit frightening, like an old Grimm’s fairy tale-a little dark and creepy, which seemed very much up my strasse.”

Claypool was equally inspired by the paintings in The Rainbow Goblins. “The artwork is just amazing,” he says. “There’s a beauty but also a dark eeriness for this compelling, sinister story. The paintings are incredible, vibrant, 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 Desaturating Seven is the first studio album of original material since 1995’s Tales From The Punchbowl with the classic Primus line-up of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). 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.

This fall Primus’s Ambushing the Storm Tour will feature a complete performance of the new record-a show with a set of Primus material and then “an entire set of Goblin Rock, with full production and fancy eye candy.” All upcoming tour 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

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