Primus reveal plans for new album, tour

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After more than a decade without any new full length album, Primus have announced plans to end that drought in September. Led by bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, the alt-rockers will tour nationwide in support Green Naugahyde this fall, beginning with a show at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, September 23. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $45, will go on sale Saturday at 10 am through Live Nation.

Green Naugahyde, the group’s first studio album in 11 years was produced and engineered by Claypool himself in his home studio (“Rancho Relaxo”) in Northern California. Claypool was joined by longtime guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane from the band’s early lineup. Green Naugahyde marks the band’s first album since 1999’s Antipop and features their first new material since 2003’s Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People EP. It is described as being true to the band’s original sound with a few updates added in for the new millennium.

“If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff,” said Claypool in a press release. “Obviously, with Jay there’s a newness to it, but because he left the band right before we recorded our first record, his approach has an eerie harkening to the old Frizzle Fry days.”

“We recorded this album in the same way we always do but having Jay there made this a whole different experience,” added LaLonde. “It definitely made it more collaborative and it made us excited about the album as we went along because we had so much fun in the process.”

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