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Primus announces new album, Green Naugahyde

on June 06, 2011, 7:49pm

Primus will return with their first album in 12 years on September 13th via ATO Records and Prawn Songs. Titled Green Naugahyde, the record 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. He rejoined Primus last year after departing Furthur.

According to an issued press release, 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.”

Says Claypool, “If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff. 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.”

Ahead of the release, Primus will spend much of the summer on the road, with appearances at the Bonnaroo and Kanrocksas music festivals included. The band also plans to launch an extensive fall tour in support of the album, but dates are still forthcoming.

Primus 2011 Tour Dates:
06/07 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
06/08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
06/09 – Charleston, SC @ N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
06/10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/12 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Harmony Festival
06/18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/19 – Eindhoven, NL @ Effenaar
06/21 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
06/22 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
06/24 – Vitoria, ES @ Azkena Rock Festival
06/26 – Pavia, IT @ Castello Sforzesco
06/27 – Rome, IT @ Pala Atlantico
06/29 – Sopron, AT @ Arena
06/30 – Vienna, HU @ Volt Festival
07/02 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/04 – Hradec Kralove, CZ @ Rock For People
07/05 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Club
07/06 – Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit
07/08 – Turku, FI @ Ruisrock Festival
07/09 – Kongsberg, NO @ Kongsberg Jazz Festival
07/10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
07/12 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
07/13 – London, UK @ Brixton O2 Academy
07/14 – Masontown, WV @ All Good Music Festival
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks *
08/05 – Kansas City, MO @ Kanrocksas

* = w/ The Flaming Lips

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