Watch Primus’ Video for New Track ‘The Seven’
Primus have released a video for their track “The Seven,” taken from the band’s upcoming album The Desaturing Seven. It's their first studio album since 2011’s Green Naugahyde, and fans can expect it out on Sept. 29 via ATO Records. You can watch the video above.
Bandleader Les Claypool recently explained that the follow-up to 2014’s Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, a reimagining of the soundtrack to the 1971 Will Winka film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, was inspired by a children’s book about creatures who drink the color out of rainbows. “Many years ago, when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot until it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico," he said in a statement.
He continued, “The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘This would make good fodder for a piece of music.’ The use of colour and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit versus the 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.”
Two vinyl version of The Desaturating Seven are available for pre-order via the band’s website. One contains a clear disc spattered with rainbow colors, and the other is a white disc limited to 2,000 copies. A third, limited-edition offer includes an autographed copy of The Rainbow Goblins, t-shirt and autographed numbered poster, in addition to a copy of the album.
Primus are currently touring the U.S. with Clutch, and recently added another run of dates entitled “Ambushing the Storm,” which begins on Oct. 20 and ends on Dec. 30.
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