Primus introduce The Seven in psychedelic lyric video


Primus have released a lyric video for their new track The Seven.

It will feature on vocalist and bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander’s new album The Desaturating Seven, which will arrive on September 29 via ATO Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s Primus And The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble was inspired by children’s book The Rainbow Goblins, which tells the tale of seven goblins who capture rainbows and drink the colours, with the psychedelic new video introducing the seven protagonists.

Speaking about the album Claypool said: “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.

“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.”

The Desaturating Seven is now available for pre-order.

Primus are currently on tour with Clutch and have further live dates planned throughout the rest of the year. Find further details below.

Primus The Desaturating Seven tracklist

  1. The Valley
  2. The Seven
  3. The Trek
  4. The Scheme
  5. The Dream
  6. The Storm
  7. The Ends?

Primus 2017 tour dates

Aug 11: Bonner Kettlehouse Amphitheater, MT (With Clutch)
Aug 12: Troutdale Edgefield, OR (With Clutch)
Aug 13: Eugene Cuthbert Amphitheater, OR (With Clutch)
Aug 15: Seattle Marymoor Park, WA (With Clutch)
Aug 17: Stateline Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, NV (With Clutch)
Aug 18: Berkeley Greek Theater, CA (With Clutch)
Oct 20: San Antonio Sunken Gardens, TX
Oct 21: Houston White Oak Lawn, TX
Oct 22: Austin City Limits Live, TX
Oct 24: Nashville War Memorial, TN
Oct 27: Albany Palace Theater, NY
Oct 28: Washington The Anthem, DC (With Clutch)
Oct 29: Port Chester Capitol Theater, NY
Oct 31: Brooklyn Brooklyn Steel, NY
Nov 02: Akron Goodyear Theater, OH
Nov 03: Cincinnati The Taft Theater, OH
Nov 04: Louisville Palace Theater, KY
Nov 05: St. Louis Peabody Theater, MO
Nov 07: Knoxville Tennessee Theater, TN
Nov 09: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA
Nov 10: Orlando Hard Rock Hotel, FL
Nov 11: Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall, FL
Nov 13: New Orleans Civic Theatre, LA
Dec 29: Los Angeles The Wiltern, CA
Dec 30: Los Angeles The Wiltern, CA

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