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Primus Announce New Album For 2011 ‘Green Naugahyde’

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New music from Primus has been absent from store shelves for just under 12 years. Now comes word that their eight studio album titled ‘Green Naugahyde’ will be released this September.

Les Claypool produced and mixed the album that will be the bands first since it became commonplace for music to be dowloaded (legally and illegally) online. Original guitarist Larry LaLonde returns for the album as well, but they will be without longtime drummer Tim Alexander. Instead original drummer Jay Lane will be on the drums for the first time since before they recorded their debut. The press release said ‘Green Naugahyde’ highlights 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.”

Claypool also contributed his thoughts on the new material:

“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.”

Green Naugahyde will is set for release on September 13th and are embarking on a tour this summer. More dates are to be announced but here is their schedule thus far:

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

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