5 Reasons Why We Need a New Puscifer Album
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:53:16
It’s been four years since Puscifer’s second full-length album, Conditions of My Parole [Puscifer Entertainment]. In the meantime, the world has been graced with the Donkey Punch the Night EP, All Re-Mixed Up, and the brilliant What Is… as well as unforgettable headline gigs and festival appearances at the likes of Coachella. We’re still anxiously awaiting the band’s next offering, whenever it drops.
As he gives James Brown a run for his money for that “hardest working man in show biz” title, singer and Puscifer mastermind Maynard James Keenan—Tool, A Perfect Circle—hasn’t stopped working during this period, but there’s a void for another full body of work from Puscifer. Conditions of My Parole wove together a patchwork of lush, lithe melodies, vibrant lyrics, clever humor, industrial bombast, countrified elegance, and even some good old-fashioned “punk rock,” as the kids call it. It was ahead of its time and still is. It's also unlike anything out there and, with the current climate, that's indispensable.
With that said, we wanted to share why their next record is so necessary for the current musical landscape.
Five Reasons Why the World Needs a New Puscifer Album
5. It means they’ll go on tour. If you haven’t seen Puscifer live, you haven’t lived—to put it simply. Their show combines sharp comedic narrative, hyper kinetic performances, and unique production. It’s like falling into another world that’s as hypnotic as it is hilarious. It’s nothing like the normal concert or even theater experience, which makes it so singular.
4. Puscifer unites numerous top players. Conditions of My Parole boasted appearances by everybody from the core of Keenan, powerhouse vocalist Carina Round, ever-impressive guitarist Mat Mitchell, mind-blowing bassist and co-producer Matt McJunkins, airtight drummer Jeff Friedl, and keyboardist and backing vocalist the one and only Juliette Commagere. In addition, it saw the likes of Primus’s Tim "Herb" Alexander, Alessandro Cortini, and even Keenan’s son Devo (among others) join the party to round out and expand the sound even further.