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Primus – “The Scheme”

Primus's new album of reliably bizarre funk metal, The Desaturating Seven, arrives September 29. It's based on Ul De Rico's 1978 children's book The Rainbow Goblins, and it's their first album since…
Anna Gaca / September 6, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

Primus Announce New Album The Desaturating Seven, Release “The Seven”

Primus’s 9th studio album, The Desaturating Seven, is coming out on September 29. It's the maverick, virtuosic circus-funk-metal unit's first album of new material with the band's original line-up…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 31, 2017

Tool Announce Massive Summer Concert With Primus, the Melvins, and the Crystal Method

Last week, Tool shared a mysterious teaser image with the date "6-24," which many assumed might be related to a new album. It is, instead, the day that…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 11, 2017

Death Grips Team Up With Primus’ Les Claypool on ‘More Than the Fairy’

Death Grips released their latest album, Bottomless Pit, earlier this month. Prior to that, they'd shared the single "Eh" and a 32-minute instrumental video called "Death Grips…
Rachel Brodsky / May 31, 2016

Primus Offers Five Fans Concert Tickets for Life in ‘Willy Wonka’-Inspired Album Release

Primus' Willy Wonka-inspired album Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble is already streaming thanks to the New York Times, but as its…
Colin Joyce / October 18, 2014

Primus’ ‘Willy Wonka’ Concept Album Is Streaming

This link is your Golden Ticket to listen to Primus' wonderfully bizarre Willy Wonka concept album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, which is currently…
James Grebey / October 14, 2014

Hear Primus’ Wild and Woolly ‘Golden Ticket’ From Their Willy Wonka Tribute Album

On October 21, a certain beloved Bay Area prog-funk posse will release Primus & the Chocolate Factory, which is everything you'd hope it'd be based…
Chris Martins / September 15, 2014

Primus Teamed With Tool’s Drummer Danny Carey For a Grimy Cover of ‘Ænema’

To gear up for the release of their Willy Wonka-inspired concept album, Primus have set out on a small string of tour dates bookended by…
Colin Joyce / September 15, 2014

Primus Is Remaking ‘Willy Wonka’ as a Concept Album

When SPIN spoke to Les Claypool back in March, he noted that fans have come to expect big, theatrical productions from Primus — events like the…
Colin Joyce / July 29, 2014

Les Claypool On His Folksy New Duo De Twang and the Future of Primus

At 50, it's hard to believe Les Claypool was once considered one of the strangest frontmen of his day. An avid fly fisherman like his…
Dan Weiss / March 21, 2014

Primus Green, ‘Naugahyde’ (Prawn Song/ATO)

The first Primus album in 11 years is missing practically everything that made them unlikely belles of the Headbangers Ball: the maddening 11/4 prog mutations,…
christopherschultz / September 13, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Primus Return With First New Song

It's been 11 years since Les Claypool released a studio album with his band of merry pranksters, Primus. That hiatus ends on September 13 when…
Kevin O'Donnell / August 17, 2011

LIVE ‘HANGOUT’ STREAM: Flaming Lips & More

Alabama's three-day Hangout Music Festival kicks off Friday, May 20, but you don't have to be on the Gulf Coast to enjoy the rockin' performances:…
SPIN Staff / May 19, 2011
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