Primus announce new album ‘The Desaturating Seven’; Listen to new single “The Seven”

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Listen to new single “The Seven”

“One of the most unique and oddball acts in rock and roll.”
Guitar World

Primus are excited to announce their ninth studio album The Desaturating Seven; out Friday September 29 on ATO Records via [PIAS].You can listen to the first single, “The Seven” via Rolling Stone now.


This is the first studio album of original material since 1995’s Tales From The Punchbowl with the classic Primus line-up of Les Claypool (vocals, bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). The Desaturating Seven is inspired by a 1970’s children’s book Claypool often read to his kids when they were growing up. The book tells a story of seven goblins – one representing each colour of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all of the color out of the world.

Many years ago when my children were little kidlets scurrying around the place wreaking havoc and whatnot till it was time for bed and book time, my wife turned them on to a book called ‘The Rainbow Goblins‘ by Ul De Rico,” Claypool explained. “The dark imagery and beauty of the art struck me immediately and I thought, ‘this would make good fodder for a piece of music.’ The use of colour and darkness both in the paintings and the writing was compelling and now, near two decades later, the metaphor of greed, gluttony and deceit vs unity of the masses is eerily relevant. I brought the notion to the Primus guys and they were all for it. Plus, I figured it’s about time someone brought ‘Goblin Rock’ back to the fold.

The Desaturated Seven will have two unique vinyl pressings – a limited edition desaturated version with colourless packaging complete with a white vinyl and a version with full colour sleeve and clear vinyl with rainbow splatter.

A GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum selling band, Primus has toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s AddictionPublic EnemyRushU2, etc.) and headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival.

The Desaturating Seven

  1. The Valley
    2. The Seven
    3. The Trek
    4. The Scheme
    5. The Dream
    6. The Storm
    7. The Ends?

The Desaturating Seven by Primus is out Friday September 29
on ATO Records via [PIAS] Pre-order now:

Featured Photo Credit :  Jeff Hanhe

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