Primus is excited to announce a unique 3D tour this fall, featuring two sets per evening. Being that this is the first-ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical performance, this groundbreaking tour is sure to provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience, further enhanced by the fact that every show will also feature Quad Surround Sound. More details and full tour dates will be announced on Monday, July 30th. Before the tour kicks off, Primus will be headlining Gathering of the Vibes festival in Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT, this Saturday, July 21st. (Something that Vibes founder Ken Hays seemed quite pleased about when sitting down with Honest Tune‘s Pete Mason a couple of weeks ago)
Recently, Primus released the video for “Lee Van Cleef,” premiered via TeamCoco.com. Primus also debuted the video for the single “Tragedy’s a’ Comin'”, which premiered on IFC.com in a three-part series (part 1, part 2, part 3).
Primus’ latest album, Green Naugahyde, (read the Honest Tune review here) was produced and engineered by Les Claypool in his personal studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Northern California, and features Claypool, long-time guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Lane was in an early lineup of the band, and was also in Sausage, a 1994 reunion of the 1988 Primus lineup.
Green Naugahyde expands on Primus’ incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium. It is a cerebral and complex album that, like all of the band’s output, is teeming with the band’s signature blend of whimsy and underlying darkness. For the past 27 years, Primus have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence.
Green Naugahyde is a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails-and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important thing is that the album exists and will inevitably hold its own in the band’s impressive cannon of music.
— Honest Tune Magazine (@HonestTuneMag) July 21, 2012