Reuben would probably be more qualified to write this article, but he’s got some other stuff on his plate right now and I’m still pretty excited with this news, but if I don’t come off as a Primus superfan, it cuz I ain’t.
3 years after their last album, Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, and 6 years after their last new material, 2011’s Green Naugahyde, California experimental funk metal outfit Primus have come out with some new material, The Seven, along with news of an incoming album, The Desaturating Seven, releasing in September. Check The Seven below:
Immediately, it’s apparent that Primus aren’t going for anything wildly different than the rest of their discography, retaining the same eerie grooves and offbeat humour of their 90s output. However, I’ve no quarrel with this, because this style is still wildly different to anything you’ll hear this year, cus no one sounds like Primus. While Colonel Claypool delivers a solid groove on this track, I still feel he’s a got a few tricks up his sleeve that will hopefully make their way onto The Desaturating Seven‘s track list. Tim Alexander’s polyrhythmic style also acts as a strong characteristic of the song, with offbeat fills jumping into the mix like the mischievious goblins the album is reportedly based on. Finally, the winding guitar parts, courtesy of Larry LaLonde, both match the bass groove and detour into their own little thing, while Claypool’s narrating vocals give the entire song a story-like feel not uncommon in Primus’ discography.
Yo, this be Reuben. Thought I should stick my head into this article based on my reputation as a damn big Primus fan, so here I am. This new track and the new announcements the bunch o’ weirdos gave us is rather exciting indeed, and while I’m not in love with The Seven, it gives a lot of good signs for what the album as a whole might be like. The main plus point for me is that it’s the first new song written by the original Primus lineup in over 20 years, and it’s fantastic to hear the old lineup that played on Frizzle Fry and the such back. They don’t provide the same kind of metal soaked bite that they did back in the early days, but it sounds the same kinda style and that’s a damn good thing.
The Desaturating Seven is out September 29th through ATO Records.
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Reuben’s Top Ten Primus Songs: DONGLE
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