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Maynard talks up Puscifer Album, Tour

In a recent interview by Spin, Maynard talks about the forthcoming Puscifer album Conditions of My Parole:

The album features frequent Puscifer collaborators, including producer Mat Mitchell, Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis, and British singer/songwriter Carina Rounds, plus newcomers including Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins from ASHES dIVIDE, L.A. songwriter Juliette Commagere, Bat for Lashes drummer Sarah Jones, and Jon Theodore, the former sticksman for Mars Volta. "He’s got some serious chops," says Maynard. "Working with different people opens up a whole new set of questions and puzzles and solutions.

The album should be released October 18th and will include a two month tour.  Of Tool, Maynard mentions that “We’re writing”.

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jun2san
jun2san
12 years ago

Now that’s a badass photo.

polarbear_15
polarbear_15
12 years ago

I’m no musician or anything, but does that look like a fairly bare drum set to anyone else?

Calfium Jay
Calfium Jay
12 years ago

Of Tool, Maynard mentions that “We’re writing”.

We’re writing?!?
That’s it??
Does this guy have ANY interest in Tool whatsoever anymore?
It seems as if recording a new Tool album is the LAST thing Maynard wants to do right now.
Things to do today.
1. Feed cat
2. Check up on wine business
3. Record new Puscifer
4. Go on tour with APC
5. Go on tour with Puscifer
6. Pick up dry cleaning
7. Write material for new Tool album

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
12 years ago

he’s only really missing a bass tom. look what brain can do w/ a 3 piece kit. 😉
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAvntJTJTqM&feature=fvst

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
12 years ago

Why do most people always assume it’s Maynard dragging his ass on any Tool stuff? Wasn’t it said in a recent interview that it’s the other guys taking their time?

Ns1
Ns1
12 years ago

Ravenpig – 11 minutes ago  » 
Why do most people always assume it’s Maynard dragging his ass on any Tool stuff? Wasn’t it said in a recent interview that it’s the other guys taking their time?

it’s been said on many interviews that MJK needs projects to fill up his time cuz the other guys take so damn long.

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
12 years ago

Seriously. You’d think everyone would be used to it by now.

polarbear_15
polarbear_15
12 years ago

Tool already has a well established fan base.

APC and, especially, Puscifer aren’t near that level. Makes sense he’d devote more energy to promoting them instead.

DRURY
DRURY
12 years ago

Damn. Sounds like they won’t be in the studio this year either.

I guess we’re looking 2013 at this speed.

Izzy
Izzy
12 years ago

Tool doesn’t revolve around mr mjk. sheesh! like badkitty said a bunch of times, he’s a workaholic, he likes to keep bizzzzzy. 🙂

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
12 years ago

admin – 1 hour ago  » 
I think the members of Tool are a whole load more relaxed about the songwriting process than many of their fans…

no way

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
12 years ago

DRURY – 16 minutes ago  » 
Damn. Sounds like they won’t be in the studio this year either.
I guess we’re looking 2013 at this speed.

shut yo mouf

auroboros
auroboros
12 years ago

this is great news! i’m happy

nembutals
nembutals
12 years ago

Its incredible how much some fans are able to extract from a two word sentence.

Awesome photo, and I’m stoked to hear some new Puscifer material. From the looks of it the next album is a much more collaborative venture than the previous one was…

nicholas
nicholas
12 years ago

APC to me is practically irrelevent until they come out with new material.

nicholas
nicholas
12 years ago

*irrelevant. Especially since Freese isn’t making the rounds. Seems they have a sort of devotion to the political scene so perhaps they’re waiting for election year to get inspired. Loved the second album, but the first was just so casually epic.
Like Puscifer, doesn’t seem like APC has a seriousness anymore.

ajreeb
ajreeb
12 years ago

I think if he changed, “we’re writing” to “they’re writing” it would be more accurate.

TOOLOGY719
12 years ago

TAoutsider – 13 hours ago  » 
he’s only really missing a bass tom. look what brain can do w/ a 3 piece kit. 😉
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAvntJTJTqM&feature=fvst

amen

ziggy23
ziggy23
12 years ago

“We’re still mixing, but it’s mostly finished,” Maynard tells SPIN. “Musically, it’s like Twin Peaks in the desert.”

soundz interesting

north end Guinea
north end Guinea
12 years ago

Correct me if I’m wrong please… In the photo we have (Left to Right) Josh Eustis on keys, Johnny Polonsky on guitar, Carina Round, MJK, Matt McJunkins on bass, Jeff Friedl on drums & squatting on the floor Matt Mitchell on electronics?
LOVE ME SOME PUSCIFER!
edit: not sure about that being Friedl now… (he’s playing left & his hair is shorter)

fortysixand2
fortysixand2
12 years ago

north end Guinea – 44 minutes ago  » 
Correct me if I’m wrong please… In the photo we have (Left to Right) Josh Eustis on keys, Johnny Polonsky on guitar, Carina Round, MJK, Matt McJunkins on bass, Jeff Friedl on drums & squatting on the floor Matt Mitchell on electronics?
LOVE ME SOME PUSCIFER!
edit: not sure about that being Friedl now… (he’s playing left & his hair is shorter)

Looks like Jon Theodore on drums.
“Man Overboard,” the first single from the album, will be available via iTunes and other digital service providers on July 19.

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12 years ago

I hate Puscifer. There, I said it.

Naattik
12 years ago

You ever see a live PussyFur show, Nate?

I am not a fan of most of the studio fare either, but it was damn good live.

tiresias
tiresias
Member
12 years ago

[quote comment=””]You ever see a live PussyFur show, Nate? I am not a fan of most of the studio fare either, but it was damn good live. [/quote] Yup. Saw them on two tours, and they are evolving into something completely awesome. The second time around was one of the most entertaining concert experiences I have ever been to. They are really invested in their audience and their lack of seriousness plays well with me. We all know MJK is hilarious, but Puscifer really gives him the opportunity to shine. I love the part in the interview where they talk… Read more »

MAGNUS
MAGNUS
12 years ago

kittaan – 1 hour ago  » 
I am not a fan of most of the studio fare either, but it was damn good live.

Exactly what I tell my buddies.
I’m anxious to know where they’ll be touring. Hopefully they wont just focus on any particular coast, as in the past. I’m in the south (Dallas, Texas) and my lady would love to see them. I’ve taken her to two Tool shows but she really doesnt care for them much.

Ns1
Ns1
12 years ago

going to watch puscifer is more like going to a comedic musical. a really, really loud musical.

imnotu1
imnotu1
12 years ago

nate – 3 hours ago  » 
I hate Puscifer. There, I said it.

Hate is such a strong word. Not really sure why people can’t get into it. Anything specific that seems to drive people away?

TOOLOGY719
12 years ago

not only is the actual live show of Puscifer really amazing, but the wine is flowing nonstop! The setting is always intimate, and everyone is getting nice and liquored up. sometimes those fucking Puscifer shows give you no choice but to stand up and move…i love it

polarbear_15
polarbear_15
12 years ago

fucking Puscifer shows give you no choice but to stand up and move…i love it

The show I was at was a sit down one (aren’t they all?). The ONLY two people standing up were directly in front of my girlfriend and I and dancing and yelling like drunken assholes.
I’d beg to disagree and say that Puscifer shows should all be taken in while sitting.

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
12 years ago

i like that there was no security in front of the stage just security off to the sides. when i had to hit the head i literally had to walk right in front of the stage. i leaned down and kept walking but, i was like 10 ft. away from maynard. good times. 😉

Lizbet
Lizbet
12 years ago

TAoutsider – 3 minutes ago  » 
when i had to hit the head

What? Some sort of dance or ritual?

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
12 years ago

^ term used for having to take a piss. 😉

GaryS
GaryS
12 years ago

I thought it was a masturbating reference. Show was just that good, eh?

Ns1
Ns1
12 years ago

polarbear_15 – 35 minutes ago  » 

fucking Puscifer shows give you no choice but to stand up and move…i love it

I’d beg to disagree and say that Puscifer shows should all be taken in while sitting.

Agreed.

polarbear_15
polarbear_15
12 years ago

To be fair though, some Puscifer songs are catchy as shit. DoZo live is amazing. Also, The Mission.

fortysixand2
fortysixand2
12 years ago

How badass is The Undertaker live? And when he screams.. holy shit!

Joelsy
Joelsy
12 years ago

That is Jeff Friedl, he’s a lefty.

I didn’t realise Carina Round was HOT AS HELL though haha

danielkauai21
danielkauai21
12 years ago

Does anyone else think it would be highly amusing to pull your penis out and start openly and vigorously masturbating front row at a puscifer show? I of course would wait until the last song so I didnt miss the show. I think it would he hilarious. Anyone with me? We could start a kicked out of puscifer for masturbating facebook page. Lady’s?

Ns1
Ns1
12 years ago

polarbear_15 – 2 hours ago  » 
To be fair though, some Puscifer songs are catchy as shit. DoZo live is amazing. Also, The Mission.

The Mission live is awesome. I’ve love to hear potions live.

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
12 years ago

It’s been said enough at this point that I feel I have to stand in line, but yes, A Puscifer concert is a DAMN fine way to spend and evening. Loved both shows I went to (cuntry show included, it was funny as hell).

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
12 years ago

tooldude – 5 hours ago  » 
How badass is The Undertaker live? And when he screams.. holy shit!

very loud and intense esp. from the 8th row. fuckin’ sweet is what it is. 😉

markuspoop
12 years ago

danielkauai21 – 6 hours ago  »  Does anyone else think it would be highly amusing to pull your penis out and start openly and vigorously masturbating front row at a puscifer show? I of course would wait until the last song so I didnt miss the show. I think it would he hilarious. Anyone with me? We could start a kicked out of puscifer for masturbating facebook page. Lady’s? It’d be really funny too, having to register as a sex-offender for the rest of your life and whenever you move, introducing yourself to your neighbors by explaining your “stunt.” hahahahaha,… Read more »

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
12 years ago

^ skeet skeet OH SHIT. LOL. 😉

danielkauai21
danielkauai21
12 years ago

But Maynard always tells us to take our pants off, I’m confused?!

north end Guinea
north end Guinea
12 years ago


The Undertaker Scream is SOOOOO Badass, it makes titties pop out!!!
& Yes Carina Round is a sweet little dish…

budsyralli
budsyralli
Member
12 years ago

^^^ damn that is sexy

Swain23
Swain23
12 years ago

You are supposed to stand up at Puscifer shows. Maynard says so. Jackasses.

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