"I'm shocked and saddened to hear of the death of the great Ralph Carney. Ralph was an inspiration in both music and spirit. Though an incredibly unique voice with his saxophone, I fondly harken back to the times he sat in with me, wielding his own invention, the Slide Clarinet. Musicians like Ralph blaze paths through the jungles of experimental music so that the rest of us can trod through. He was a champ."
The first studio LP with the classic Primus lineup with Les, Ler and Herb since 1995's Tales From The Punchbowl.
Available September 29, 2017.
Les Claypool and Sean Lennon formed The Claypool Lennon Delirium and combined their imaginative, psychedelic powers to release their debut album The Monolith of Phobos in the summer of 2016.
They have now returned with Lime and Limpid Green, a covers EP of the music that has inspired their own wild and twisted tunes. Courtesy of Rolling Stone you can read a Q&A about the EP with Claypool and Lennon.
Previously released as a Record Store Day exclusive, Lime and Limpid Green will be released on August 4th via ATO Records and will be available as a digital download and on a 10” on ultra clear vinyl with Kelly green and double mint colored splatter. The EP features four cosmically trippy cover songs – Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine”, The Who’s “Boris The Spider”, King Crimson’s “The Court of the Crimson King” and Flower Travellin’ Band’s “Satori”.
Available August 4, 2017.
Pre-sale tickets for the The Claypool Lennon Delirium Tour are now available at theclaypoollennondelirium.com. All pre-sale purchases will be entered to win a poster designed by Sean Lennon & signed by both Les & Sean. Click into the link for dates, info, & tickets.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium debuts with "Cricket and the Genie". Hear Les Claypool, Sean Lennon's Raw New Psych-Pop Duo.
The Duo de Twang will head to Colorado for four shows, February 18-21. The mini-tour will conclude at the Winter Wondergrass Festival in Avon, CO.
How "deconstructed" can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That's exactly what everyone's favorite storyteller/narrator, Les Claypool, is incorporating in his new band, Duo de Twang. While Les is still pulling double duty with the Primus lads, he has also found the time to unite with his old buddy, Bryan Kehoe, who fans will recognize from several past Claypool projects, and also as one of the main actors from Les' hilarious jam band mockumentary, 'Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo.' But unlike Primus, DDT focuses more on the Americana/rootsy side of things - as heard throughout the band's debut recording Four Foot Shack, to be released via ATO Records on February 4th.
Preview the album by listening to the duo’s cover of Primus’s “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” below and read what Les' had to say via Rolling Stone
Check out the Duo de Twang's version of Wynona's Big Brown Beaver from the upcoming album Four Foot Shack which will be released in early 2014.
Catch Duo de Twang on the road as they start a 10 day tour on Oct 10th. Tour Dates »»
In the Spring of 2005 a graduate filmmaker from UCLA set forth to make a documentary reflecting an element of contemporary music culture that had yet to be fully examined. The notion was to capture something raw and original. He searched for something unpretentious and genuine, yearning to make a film that would stand out from other music documentaries and potentially redefine the genre. Who he found was the band Electric Apricot, what he achieved is enlightenment. Unexpectedly while searching for enlightenment the duality of existence was unveiled. Directed by Les Claypool.
A new directors cut of Electric Apricot is now available on both iTunes and Amazon.