Les Claypool Prepares New Solo Project
Published Feb 02, 2009Since the world clearly isn't weird enough as is, former Primus/Colonel Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade/Oysterhead bassist/vocalist and all-around strange duck Les Claypool has completed yet another freakish project for those who just can't stand simple rhythms set to 4/4 timing.
Slated for release on March 17 via his Prawn Song Records, full-length album Of Fungi And Foe is apparently the "expansion of material (he) has recorded over the past few years for the Mushroom Men videogame and the motion picture Pig Hunt," as the official statement reveals.
According to Claypool, the experiences proved to be so positive that he continued to elaborate on them post-completion until he had realized a full-on album. To that extent, some of the work featured on the game and in the film has been extended into bona fide tunes. Of Fungi And Foe is Claypool's first real solo material since 2006's Of Whales And Woe.
The tracklisting for Of Fungi And Foe:
1. "Mushroom Men"
3. "Red State Girl"
4. "Booneville Stomp"
5. "What Would Sir George Martin Do"
6. "You Can't Tell Errol Anything"
7. "Bite Out Of Life" featuring Eugene Hutz
9. "Primed by 29"
10. "Pretty Little Song"
11. "Of Fungi And Foe"
12. "Ol' Rosco"
The aptly-named Oddity Faire support tour will kick off a few days before the album's official release. Confirmed tour dates:
3/4 San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
3/6 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
3/7 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
3/8 Lake Tahoe, NV - Montbleu Theatre
3/10 Portland, OR - Roseland
3/11 Seattle, WA - Showbox
3/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Depot
3/14 Denver, CO - Fillmore
3/16 Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
3/17 St. Louis, MO - Pageant
3/19 Minneapolis, MN - Myth
3/20 Milwaukee, WI - Rave
3/21 Chicago, IL - Riviera
3/22 Cleveland, OH - Agora
3/24 Toronto, ON - Guvernment
3/26 Boston, MA - House Of Blues
3/27 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
3/28 New York City, NY - Terminal 5
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