first_imgPrimus recently announced a new album The Desaturating Seven, due out September 29th via ATO Records. The new record marks the first since the band’s 2014 Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, the first original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde, and their ninth LP together. Today, they release their second single, “The Scheme.”“This record hearkens back to our prog roots — Rush, Yes, [King] Crimson, all those things,” bassist and frontman Les Claypool tells Billboard. “It’s a little heavier than the last record, more intricate than anything we’ve done in a while.” Listen to the new track below:The inspiration for The Desaturating Seven comes from a 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. The book’s “vibrant and intense and eerie and somewhat creepy” artwork impressed Claypool (while reading it to his children) to the point of making it into music. “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,’” Claypool recently told Rolling Stone. “As I’m getting older, I’m realizing I need to start knocking some of these things off my list. So we did the Willy Wonka soundtrack a couple years back, and this was a project I wanted to do.”He continues, “I would look at the artwork and read the lyrics, and it’s very difficult to sing about goblins and rainbows and not have it come off being a little cornball…So I was tiptoeing the line of not necessarily being literal, but referring to elements of the story and using it more as a metaphor, when I could.”Much like their Primus & The Chocolate Factory tour, Primus will reincarnate the book’s rainbow imagery on their upcoming tour, which will begin October 20 in San Antonio and extend through November 11 in Miami. The show will consist of two sets: the first set will sift through their entire catalog, and the second will play through The Desaturating Seven in its entirety. The album’s vinyl edition will also be produced in “seven-color green splatter format.”Listen to the previously released “The Seven” track below:Primus – The Desaturating Seven Track List1. “The Valley”2. “The Seven”3. “The Trek”4. “The Scheme”5. “The Dream”6. “The Storm”7. “The Ends?”Primus “The Desaturating Seven” Tour DatesOctober 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken GardensOctober 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak LawnOctober 22 – Austin, TX @ ACL LiveOctober 24 – Nashville, TN @ War MemorialOctober 27 – Albany, NY @ Palace TheaterOctober 29 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol TheaterOctober 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelNovember 2 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear TheaterNovember 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft TheaterNovember 4 – Louisville, KY @ Palace TheaterNovember 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody TheaterNovember 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee TheaterNovember 9 – Atlanta, GA @ TabernacleNovember 10 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock HotelNovember 11 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore MiamiNovember 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic TheatreDecember 29, 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wilternlast_img read more


first_imgStuart Pearce has leapt to the defence of under-fire Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.The 26-year-old’s current injury situation has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, with former Reds midfielder Didi Hamann suggesting on talkSPORT that there is not ‘too much wrong with the player’.Pearce worked with the forward whilst he was in charge of Manchester City, England’s Under-21s and Great Britain’s Olympic team. He knows the player well and he was keen to emphasise how he finds it ‘hard to believe’ that Sturridge has fallen out of love with football.“I honestly don’t believe there’s a player out there that doesn’t want to play football,” Pearce told Adrian Durham when he was the co-host on Drive.  “I find it hard to believe, I really do.“This is a profession I absolutely love to bits. I love playing football and it’s been my life. So I find it difficult to believe that there is a player out there.“Especially a player I know quite well and have been alongside him on three different occasions.“I don’t see that with him.“I would not turn around and say Daniel Sturridge is a player that doesn’t like football – in any way, shape or form. “He loves the game, he’s enjoyed it and I think the one thing that puts Daniel Sturridge at the forefront of people’s mind because of this injury is the fact he is so important to Liverpool.”The Merseysiders have been extremely short of firepower this season, as Christian Benteke has failed to live up to his £32.5milion price tag, and Danny Ings was ruled out for the season.  The inconsistency and failure to see off games has seen Jurgen Klopp’s Reds sit ninth in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth-placed Spurs.Pearce commented: “I’m looking at [Sturridge’s] stats here at Liverpool – 77 games, 44 goals. More than a one in two ratio, that is outstanding.“That is probably why he is in the forefront of people’s mind.“There’s a frustration because Benteke has not hit it off.“If Benteke hit it off there wouldn’t be so much talk about Daniel Sturridge.“Because Benteke’s been on the bench, they are suggesting he has not had a good time at Liverpool. At the forefront of your mind then is Daniel Sturridge. “You only have to go back a couple of years to see Luis Suarez and Sturridge up front – they were unstoppable!“I am sure there are some players who have had similar types of injuries – Jon Flanagan has come back after a year-and-a-half. Are we suggesting he doesn’t like football? Of course not.“I think it’s a bit tough on Daniel. You’ve got to put yourself in the physio room, they’ll be scratching their heads on this one.“From Sturridge’s point of view he’s come back at Southampton and won 6-1 – people think ‘wow, that’s with Sturridge in the team’.“The only people who are quantified to turn around and say he is not injured is Daniel Sturridge and the physio department at Liverpool Football Club.“last_img read more