Ahead of the late September release of their first LP in six years, Primus have shared the video for the single “The Seven,” which is every bit as funky and weird as one might hope. According to a press release, the album follows that ideas that frontman Les Claypool discovered in a children’s book that he read to his children:
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. 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 color 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 Desaturating Seven (due out 9/29) is currently available for pre-sale.