On August 27th, Puscifer (the side project from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan) will be releasing All Re-Mixed Up, a remix album of tracks from the Conditions Of My Parole album (review), which came out in 2011. Now fans can get the opportunity to listen to samples of the entire album via Amazon. Simply click on the “Play All Samples” button above the track list and enjoy!
All Re-Mixed Up features remixes from Aaron Harris, John Fryer, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and many more. READ MORE
Puscifer, the side project from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, has announced that they will be releasing All Re-Mixed Up on August 27th. The album will feature remixes of several Puscifer songs from the Conditions Of My Parole (review) by several artists, including Sir Mix-A-Lot, Aaron Harris (ex-ISIS) of Palms, John Fryer of This Mortal Coil, Rani Sharone of Stolen Babies, and more as well as a remix by band member Carina Round.
Keenan states, “All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts. For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”
Head on below to see the slightly disturbing cover art and track listing. READ MORE
A truly odd and somewhat demented video for Puscifer‘s take on the Queen classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” can be seen below. The video was directed by Mike King, Flea Circus Films & Puscifer and stars Dina Martina, Laura Milligan, Carina Round, Dan Burns, and Maynard James Keenan. The video is being likened to something out of a Tim And Eric sketch, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Poorly imposed heads, strange expressions, odd make up, and purposefully misplayed instruments are all a part of this strange video.
The song comes from the band’s latest EP Donkey Punch The Night (review). The EP was released today and can be purchased on iTunes. READ MORE
Singer Maynard James Keenan seems to have found a very happy, comforting second home in the form of Puscifer. A project that is challenging and inventive, Puscifer satisfies needs, emotions, and sounds that Tool is unable to provide. And while we all wait for a fifth Tool album, there is something to be said about the investment and energy that Keenan invests into Puscifer.
I’ve made it quite clear that I was never a fan of the first Puscifer release, V Is For Vagina but also how I was completely won over by Conditions Of My Parole. Now I’ve been presented with a new EP entitled Donkey Punch The Night Away. With two new tracks, two covers and three remixes, it’s an interesting beast, one that took more than a few spins to really understand and appreciate. Join me below for my full thoughts. READ MORE
Puscifer, the project led by Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, is streaming a new song entitled “Breath”. The track comes off the upcoming EP Donkey Punch The Night, which comes out Feb. 19th and features a cover of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. You can listen to the song here.
The EP also features singer/songwriter Carina Round whose album Tigermending landed on my Top Albums of 2012 list, which you can see here. READ MORE
Puscifer, the project from Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan, has opened up pre-orders for their upcoming EP Donkey Punch The Night, which will be released Feb. 19th. The EP features a cover of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, five remix tracks, as well as two originals. Singer Carina Round is also on the EP.
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Alright, I can’t guarantee 100% that this is the album artwork for Puscifer‘s upcoming EP Donkey Punch The Night. Yes, the Pusicfer official Facebook page posted it. However, it’s so…cheap, ugly, amateurish, and terrible that I can’t bring myself to believe that it’s the final artwork. I’m guessing it’s gotta be some kind of joke. It looks like someone put it together in MS Paint (the Windows 95 version). Check it out below if you dare.
The EP will be released Feb. 19th, 2013 and will include a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The band will be performing Apr. 6th, 2013 at Lollapalooza in Santiago, Chile. READ MORE
Avant garde electronic group Puscifer (led by Tool/A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan) will be releasing a new EP entitled Donkey Punch The Night on Feb. 19th, 2013. The 8-track EP will feature two new songs entitled “Breathe” and “Dear Brother” as well as a cover of of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and a cover of Accept‘s “Balls To The Wall”.
The EP was recorded at Keenan’s wine vineyard, Caduceus Cellars, with the same roster from 2011′s Conditions of My Parole (review) (Keenan, Mitchell, Round, Eustis, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl) and guests Zac Rae (piano), Juliette Commagere (vocals), Josh Morreau (bass) and Claire Acey (vocals).
Puscifer has a few tour dates for late Winter/early Spring of 2013. Check below for the track list of Donkey Punch The Night as well as confirmed tour dates. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting recently caught up with the eclectic and absurdly talented singer/songwriter Carina Round to discuss her latest album Tigermending (review) and what exactly went into that record, not limited to a reason why she locked herself in a room for 72 hours! You can read this exclusive interview with Carina below.
Carina will be supporting Puscifer, as well as playing with them, on several tour dates, starting this Saturday at Bonnaroo. Tour information can be found here. You can pick up Tigermending on iTunes.
On Tigermending, Carina Round seems to have both mellowed out a bit from her previous releases as well as become more experimental. Perhaps it’s partially due to her work with Puscifer or perhaps it’s simply due to it being five years since her last release, Slow Motion Addict. But none of that especially matters as this album is nothing short of an astonishing, emotional, mysterious, beautiful journey. Read on for my take on her fourth full-length album. READ MORE
LA-by-way-of-England singer Carina Round will be releasing a new album, Tigermending, on May 1st. The album will feature guest appearances from Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Brian Eno, and Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins).
Round says the recording process was a “…time and freedom to experiment and explore,” which gave each song a unique personality, ranging from “guitar ragers, acoustic beauties, electronic epics, a little prog moment and all the good stuff in between with a strong backbone running through the whole record.”
The singer was the opening act for recent Puscifer tours as well as pulling double-duty and singing with the band.
HA, gotcha! Except not really, because the video below actually HAS Maynard in jail. Only it’s for promo reasons as his latest Puscifer album, Conditions Of My Parole, is set for release on Oct. 18th. The band will also be performing on Late Night With David Letterman on Halloween (Oct. 31st for those of you who don’t know….noobs….) and will be hitting the road on a tour with support coming from Carina Round.
Check after the jump for tour dates and the official video for Man Overboard.