Song will appear on the upcoming The Desaturating Seven album
By David Sands
August 2, 2017
The first track is out for Primus’ forthcoming new studio album “The Desaturating Seven,” and as might be expected, it’s a satisfying blend of weird and wild. (LISTEN BELOW.)
As with the record it will be appearing on, the new song, “The Seven,” is inspired by a children’s book frontman and bassist Les Claypool used to read to his kids called The Rainbow Goblins. Written and illustrated by Italian storybook author Ul De Rico, The Rainbow Goblins tells the tale of a motley band of goblins who plot to steal the all the color from the world.
“The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘This would make good fodder for a piece of music’,” Claypool said in a statement. “The use of color and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony, and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.”
The Desaturating Seven will be Primus’ first new studio album to feature the group’s original lineup since 1995’s Tales from the Punchbowl. Fans will be able to get their hands on it starting Sept. 29.
Primus is currently touring with Clutch, promoting their previous album, Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble, which is based off of the soundtrack to the kid’s movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They’re scheduled to play in Milwaukee today (Aug. 1) and will wrap up that series of shows Sept. 3 in Chicago. Then this fall, they’ll be hitting the road again for the Ambushing the Storm tour, which begins Oct. 20 in San Antonio, Texas.
Primus to tour with Clutch in 2017
Les Claypool, Sean Lennon find delirium together
Geddy Lee learned from Primus' groove