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Sean Lennon and Les Claypool

Sean Lennon and Les Claypool

Sean Lennon And Les Claypool Form A Band Together

by Paul Cashmere on March 22, 2016

in New Music,News

Sean Lennon and Primus bassist Les Claypool have come together in the new group The Claypool Lennon Delirium.

This is not the first time the two musicians have worked together. Their respective bands, Primus and Ghost of Saber-Tooth Tiger toured together last year and the two artists hit it off, jamming backstage.

Claypool explained about the collaboration “Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart. He definitely reflects his genetics, not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew.”

The new band will release their first album, Monolith of Phobos, on June 3 via ATO Records. Claypool continued on the recording process, “Usually I play the drums and percussion on my records but Sean has such a different feel than I do, it just made more sense for him to man the kit on most of the tunes on this project. I took the helm at my old vintage API console and let him bang away. He was happy as a piggy rolling in shit every time he grabbed the sticks…his drumming is like a cross between Ringo and Nick Mason. But I think folks will be most surprised by what a monster guitar player he is, especially when you prod him a bit.”

Lennon added “It’s been an honor and a challenge playing with someone of Les’ caliber, but luckily the Gods of Pinot Noir shone favorably down and granted us a bundle of devilish tunes about monkeys, outer space and sexual deviancy.”

Here’s the first preview of the album, the very spacey Mr. Wright:

The track list:
The Monolith of Phobos
Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
Mr. Wright
Boomerang Baby
Breath of a Salesman
Captain Lariat
Oxycontin Girl
Bubbles Burst
There’s No Underwear in Space
The day after the album’s release, the Claypool Lennon Delirium will go on the road, adding former Beastie Boys band member Mark Ramos Nishita and Paul Baldi of the Fungi Band.

The dates:
06/04 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
06/05 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
06/07 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
06/09 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
06/10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
06/11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/14 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
06/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
06/17 – Garrettsville, OH – Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
06/18 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
07/21 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox SoDo
07/22 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
07/23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
07/25 – Jackson Hole, WY – Pink Garter Theatre
07/26 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
07/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
07/30 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
07/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
08/02 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
08/03 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
08/04 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
08/05-07 – Buena Vista, CO – Vertex Festival
08/09 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
08/11 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
08/12 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
08/13 – Scranton, PA – Peach Fest
08/26 – Boston, MA – HOB Boston
08/27 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
08/28 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
08/30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08/31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/01 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club


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