Saturday, June 25, 2011

New Puscifer album “Conditions of My Parole” releasing in the fall.

Earlier this week, Maynard James Keenan of Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer revealed in an interview with that Puscifer is set to release a new album in the fall. He had this to say on the subject: "still mixing, but it's mostly finished." Keenan goes on to describe the vibe of the record as “Twin Peaks in the desert.” As a fan of Twin Peaks, this sounds pretty awesome to me.

The album is being recorded in Arizona, where Maynard runs his own vineyards. In the Spin interview he unveils this about recording in Arizona: "The Verde Valley has so much diversity. You've got stories of ghosts and aliens, plus republicans, democrats, conservatives, liberals, vineyards, ranches, horses. It's hostile territory: You've got scorpions, black widows, brown recluse, javelina, rattlesnakes... and hippies."

Looks like the album will feature a pretty versatile collection of musicians, including former Mars Volta drummer, Jon Theodore. Maynard says about his collaborators in the interview that, "Working with different people opens up a whole new set of questions and puzzles and solutions." Maynard plans to tour with Puscifer in the fall after his summer jaunt with A Perfect Circle.

Being a Tool fan can often be a frustrating experiment of testing one’s patience. Luckily, being a Maynard James Keenan fan has a way of rewarding that patience with a variety of side projects. Tool may take five to seven years to release an album, but A Perfect Circle and Puscifer are no slouches. I’ve seen both in concert and have found both to have their own level of intensity almost on par with Tool. Although, I really do wish that they would release a new Tool album. At least Maynard did mention about Tool in his interview that “We’re writing.”

The new Puscifer album, “Conditions of My Parole” is set to release on October 18, 2011.

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