Primus return this week with The Desaturating Seven, a new song suite inspired by the Italian children's book The Rainbow Goblins.

As previously reported, the Desaturating Seven LP marks the band's first full-length studio recording of original material since 2011's Green Naugahyde — and the current Primus lineup's first album since 1995's Tales From the Punchbowl. Available in an array of physical or digital editions, the record is up on streaming services now — including Spotify, through which you can listen to the entire album via the below embed.

"I think with the way the world is right now, it's very relevant," frontman Les Claypool told Rolling Stone regarding the band's decision to use the book as the inspiration for their new album. "The notion of gluttony and those that have taking more than their share from those that don't."

While he laughingly admitted it's "very difficult to sing about goblins and rainbows and not have it come off being a little cornball," Claypool was eager to take on the challenge of adapting a work he's long admired. "I remember being incredibly impressed with the artwork and the storyline and the content and the message, and I thought, 'Wow, this would make a great piece of music,'" he explained. "As I'm getting older, I'm realizing I need to start knocking some of these things off my list."

Primus will support the release of The Desaturating Seven will a fall tour set to begin Oct. 20 in San Antonio and run through mid-November; the band will return to the stage for a pair of year-ending shows at the Wiltern in Los Angeles in late December. Take a look at the complete list of currently announced dates — and listen to The Desaturating Seven — below.

Primus 2017 Tour Dates
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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