Primus: "A Night With" Launches Sept. 23
It's called Green Naugahyde and it's their first studio album of the century. They'll support the release, their seventh overall, with a modest tour of North America.
The band in question is none other than Primus.
The California trio is fronted by legendary bassist Les Claypool (he's also the group's lead singer). He's been the driving force behind Primus since its inception in 1984.
The three-piece band is primarily known for writing and recording songs with names in the title ("John the Fisherman," "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver," and "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" just to name a few). They've also sold tons of Primus tickets. The band has been a part of more than 20 major concert tours as either headliners or as supporting acts.
Of course, they're best known for performing the theme song to South Park.
Primus is one of those bands that even if you don't like their music you still must recognize that they're one of rock music's most creative and ingenious acts. From their 1989 debut album Suck On This to 1999's Antipop, Primus has always produced cerebral and complex tunes and have done so with great wit and whimsy.
Their forthcoming oeuvre continues Primus' unique musical legacy while simultaneously bringing it into the 21st century. Needless to say, critics and fans are ecstatic.
This new collection of songs was produced and engineered by Claypool at his studio, Rancho Relaxo, which is located in Northern California. Rounding out Primus this time around are guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Although Lane has been in the band before, this is the first Primus album he's actually appeared on.
“If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff. Obviously, with Jay there's a newness to it, but because he left the band right before we recorded our first record, his approach has an eerie harkening to the old Frizzle Fry days," explained Claypool. "We recorded this album in the same way we always do but having Jay there made this a whole different experience. It definitely made it more collaborative and it made us excited about the album as we went along because we had so much fun in the process.”
Green Naugahyde drops Sept. 12 in Europe and the following day in the United States. On Sept. 23 the band kicks off their 2011 tour, "An Evening With Primus," in Boston, Massachusetts at the Orpheum Theatre.
Their trek across North America ends 20 concerts later in Los Angeles, California with a show at The Wiltern. Primus is scheduled to make two stops in Canada (Montreal and Toronto) and to play back-to-back nights at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado.
According to their Web site, Primus will perform two sets a show.
Green Naugahyde Track Listing
"Prelude To A Crawl"
"Last Salmon Man"
"Eternal Consumption Engine"
"Tragedy's a" Comin""
"Eyes Of The Squirrel"
"Jilly's On Smack"
"Lee Van Cleef"
Primus' 2011 Itinerary
>>Sept. 23 - Primus in Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
>>Sept. 24 - Primus in Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
>>Sept. 26 - Primus in Richmond, VA @ The National
>>Sept. 27 - Primus in Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre Albany
>>Sept. 30 - Primus in New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
>>Oct. 1 - Primus in Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
>>Oct. 2 - Primus in Portland, ME @ State Theatre
>>Oct. 4 - Primus in Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
>>Oct. 5 - Primus in Toronto,ON @ Massey Hall
>>Oct. 7 - Primus in Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
>>Oct. 8 - Primus in Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
>>Oct. 10 - Primus in Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
>>Oct. 11 - Primus in Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
>>Oct. 13 - Primus in Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
>>Oct. 14 - Primus in Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
>>Oct. 15 - Primus in West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
>>Oct. 17-18 - Primus in Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
>>Oct. 20 - Primus in Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
>>Oct. 22 - Primus in @ Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
>>Nov. 14 - Primus in Sao Paulo, BR @ SWU Music & Arts Festival