Puscifer are releasing a tour documentary of sorts on November 26th called What Is…, and they’ve just released a trailer for it:
According to Amazon this will be released on both Vinyl and CD, though it seems odd there’s no mention of a DVD version (which I expect is the main release). The tracklist for the album is:
1. The Green Valley
2. Tiny Monsters
3. Vagina Mine
6. The Rapture
7. The Weaver
8. Rev 20:20
9. Momma Sed
13. Conditions of My Parole
14. Man Overboard
15. Telling Ghosts
A few clues have been dropped over Instagram in the last week are pointing to some new Puscifer material being prepared for release. One shows Mat Mitchell tracking something (image below) while another is a video which has a track with both Maynard and Carina singing. It doesn’t sound like an existing Puscifer track or remix to me, so I’m thinking that we may be getting a new EP sometime later this year.
Update: Looks like it’s a false alarm – nxrm has informed us the track is actually Sunflower by Low.
In a recent interview with Spin celebrating the streaming of the All Re-Mixed Up album, Maynard has revealed that a Puscifer DVD, titled What Is…, is due out on November 26th. The DVD will features live performances and skits. To read the short interview, and stream the album, visit the Spin website here.
Maynard has announced that there will be a Puscifer remix album All Re-Mixed Up out in August this year, which will contain tracks from the Conditions of My Parole album worked over by a bunch of his buddies:
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.
Here’s the track list:
Monsters (Deconstruct) remixed by Mat Mitchell
The Green Valley (Verde River Maestro 507 mix) remixed by Rani Sharone (Stolen Babies)
Monsoons (JLE Motorik mix) remixed by Josh Eustis
Telling Ghosts (Giorgia O’Queef mix) remixed by Carina Round
Horizons (Dream of a Lie remix) by John Fryer (This Mortal Coil)
Man Overboard (11AD remix) by Alain Johannes
Toma (Burn Out remix) by Five Knives
The Rapture (JLE Needs Service mix) by Josh Eustis
Conditions of My Parole (F.U.B.A.R. remix) by Sir Mix-A-Lot
The Weaver (Virtual Vacuum remix) by Aaron Harris (PALMS)
Oceans (Green Mussel Mix) by Zac Rae
Tumbleweed (Delusions of Grandeur mix) by The Beta Machine
It contains the usual selection of Puscifer buddies, but it’s interesting to see Sir Mix-A-Lot lending his talents to the album. Album will be out August 27 at the usual outlets.
In news just at hand, Puscifer have been confirmed as the surprise act for the Sydney and Adelaide Soundwaves. Excellent news for people like me who aren’t planning to travel interstate to see them!
Here’s the press release:
Soundwave Fans in Sydney and Adelaide are in for an extra special treat as PUSCIFER join the already massive lineup!
A PUSCIFER live show leads their audience through laughter, tears and reflective enlightenment throughout one night’s performance. It’s a musically driven evening that merges technology, quirky characters and comedy in what can best be described as an anarchist dinner theatre. Continuing to spiral out in a genuinely innovative and masterful coil Maynard makes an audience tap into themselves and discover masses of introspective depth and as The Owl Mag so aptly put it “Sonically, visually, it was a visceral mind-fuck”.
A video appeared overnight for the first track off the Donkey Punch The Night EP by Puscifer; their cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. For you viewing pleasure:
From the video’s description:
Directed by Mike King, Flea Circus Films & Puscifer. Starring Dina Martina, Laura Milligan, Carina Round, Dan Burns, MJ Keenan. Keep your therapists number handy. Cameo appearances by Carl Caliente, Sandee Worhol, Elton Joan Fennelly (No relation), and The Reverend Soquet.
The latest Puscifer EP Donkey Punch the Night is now streaming in full on the Spin website, and also features an accompanying interview with Maynard:
The song “Dear Brother” is dedicated to several people who passed away, including the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch. Is that who you were thinking of?
Well, you know the Beastie Boys gentleman, that was a sad day when I got that news. It also pays tribute to our friend Edward Willie, Jr. from Uncle Scratch’s Gospel Revival — they’re a band who opened up for us, out of Ohio in the area where I was born. And Ray Beckwith was an Australian winemaker, who, in a way, reinvented the wheel in winemaking. He discovered the relationship between pH and acid balance in wines. They really didn’t take Australian wine too seriously before him.
What are your fondest memories of MCA?
I actually never met him. I just really enjoyed the music. When their first record came out, I was definitely a fan. To watch them progress and evolve in the way that they did from their first album until their last, it was quite inspirational to watch their personal transformation. It’s very unfortunate he didn’t make it to the next level.
A relatively short but interesting interview, however don’t expect much to be said about Tool or APC.
Also, for those of you considering seeing Puscifer in Australia, note that the Brisbane show has sold out, and the Melbourne and Sydney shows are expected to shortly.
Just saw the lineup for Coachella 2013, and noticed in the fine print that Puscifer were on the lineup. Other highlights include Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, How To Destroy Angels, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Lee Scratch Perry, Descendants and Trash Talk.
If you’re one of the many readers looking forward to the new Puscifer EP Donkey Punch The Night, you may be happy to hear that samples of the release can now be listened to on Amazon (where you may also purchase said EP).