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Primus Announce 'Conspiranoid' EP, Share Epic New Single Conspiranoia

Wednesday, 06 April 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Primus have shared details of a new EP.

'Conspiranoid' will arrive on April 22 via ATO Records and feature three tracks, including the nearly 12-minute opener Conspiranoia, their first new song in five years.

The proggy opus unfurls around something between funk, metal and bluegrass, with frenetic finger-picked guitar making way for a sprawling jam with layered sampled voices discussing various conspiracy theories. Press play below.

The funk-metal masters also poke fun at conspiracy theorists via two other songs on the EP, Follow The Fool and Erin On The Side Of Caution. In an interview with Consequence Of Sound, bassist Les Claypool discussed the making of the new music:

"With our new studio in the works and some impending touring, we decided the world needed to be subjected to some new Primus material. Not wanting, or even having the time for recording an entire album, the notion of a 'single' was tossed around. I'd been itching to record an opus — basically a long, winding, bastard of a song, reminiscent of some of the compositions I cut my teeth (or ears) on, in my music-hungry adolescence. I said to the fellas, 'Let's record a 20-minute song.' The end result was an 11-and-a-half minute, progressive hunk of sound called Conspiranoia.

"Conspiranoia was sprouted from a seed I had planted in my notebook a year or so ago — a few lines commenting on the mental state of the contemporary world. I watched the distrust and divide grow between friends, colleagues, relatives, and the general population because of the consumption and digesting of disinformation, misinformation, warped information, and flat-out fairy tales being perpetuated by anyone with a slight hint of web design aptitude. I was compelled to shed light on the ridiculousness of many of these perspectives and the lack of rational thought that was being applied in the interpretation of many such entities and theories."

Primus will perform Rush's entire 1977 album 'A Farewell To Kings' followed by a set of their own material while on the road in North America this spring and summer. They also have UK and European dates in the diary for the autumn. Tickets are on sale now.

'Conspiranoid' tracklist:

1. Conspiranoia
2. Follow The Fool
3. Erin On The Side Of Caution

Primus Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue September 27 2022 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Thu September 29 2022 - LONDON Eventim Apollo
Fri September 30 2022 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 1
Sat October 01 2022 - DUBLIN 3Olympia Theatre

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