Primus Prepping First New Album in Over a Decade
Published: September 21, 2010 - 1:06pm
Speaking with Billboard.com, Primus front-man and bass playing legend, Les Claypool says that his primary group is putting together new material for a possible Spring release next year.
Claypool says his band is piecing together different bits while currently on the road.
"Right now it's throwing pasta at the wall and seeing which noodles are sticking, recording musical ideas from sound checks and whatnot, even live shows."
"We've been branching off on various tangents, and I have notebooks full of various writings. And now with the advent of the iPhone I've got my little recorder and can record things as I'm driving down the street, at a whim," said Claypool.
Primus' last album was Antipop, released in 1999, but the band did record a couple new tracks for the EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People in 2003. When asked if there was a certain musical direction the group will follow, Claypool isn't quite sure.
"There was never a sense of musical direction with Primus or anything we've done. It's eclectic, of course; I tend not to like to go down the same path twice, so we're trying to open new doors," he said.
When asked what kind of release, whether it be in digital or disc form, Claypool is also unsure of that question but does anticipate a release one way or the other.
"I don't really know how the hell we're going to release this music. The music industry has been sitting on its hands for 10 years now, but now that it's happening to the film industry as well it will be interesting to see what their solution is, 'cause I think they've got much bigger balls and less of a sense of, 'Oh, let's sit around and wait and see what happens...' " he said.
Primus is currently on the road for their Oddity Fair tour, which wraps up October 3rd in Detroit.