A Perfect Circle to release Eat The Elephant in April

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Maynard and Billy from A Perfect Circle announced that the new album Eat The Elephant will be released on April 20.  You can pre-order it here.

It’s pretty safe to say that the title and album art is going to create a bit of controversy, so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions on that.

Tracklist:

EAT THE ELEPHANT
DISILLUSIONED
CONTRARIAN
THE DOOMED
SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
TALKTALK
BY AND DOWN THE RIVER
DELICIOUS
DLB
HOURGLASS
FEATHERS
GET THE LEAD OUT

There’s also a new track TalkTalk which I think is pretty good:

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Maynerd
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Maynerd

Excellent. Get that out of the way and hopefully get new Tool by late this year.

bogie314
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bogie314

Agreed, this is the best of the three recently released. It will also be interesting to hear how the album version of Hourglass differs from the live performances.

biff22
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biff22

Wow. Still boring. So far three duds.

bloo-mune
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bloo-mune

At least this song sounds unique and more importantly it doesn’t sound like it came off of the eMotive album. Name of the album doesn’t seem to match the APC style though. “Eat the Elephant” track better be damn good. Hitler’s Birthday! Whoo hoo!

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

At the end of the interview he mentions artists being lazy and missing deadlines. Wonder who that is aimed at…

DRURY
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DRURY

4/20 is a special date for many other reasons.

I just don’t like his lyrical approach anymore. It’s like this weird “I’m holier than thou, everyone follow me we’re saving the world” and it’s super cringe.

elusivEuphoria
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elusivEuphoria

This.

lumps
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lumps

I do not know Puscifer and A Perfect Circle all too well, but aren’t a lot of their lyrics like that, DRURY?

DRURY
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DRURY

Yeah but when you go from personal lyrics/stories to “socially conscious” garbage, you lose ALL mystery. Maynard was always good at writing lyrics that didn’t pigeonhole themselves, and now he’s doing just that.

I worry for Tool…..

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Yep.

lumps
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lumps

So far I am not all too impressed by their new album.

However, I have been enjoying TalkTalk a lot. Really good song I think. Although the lyrical content may put people off, the music itself is pretty good.

Hopefully the album will have more songs I like.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Interesting title… Mer De Noms, Thirteenth Step…. Eat the Elephant… Oh well. Hopefully we’re on track for TOOL now.

budsyralli
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budsyralli

I have not liked a single track yet from this album. sorry not sorry

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

I haven’t either. You’re not alone.

DTWAirport
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DTWAirport

…and here I was worried in 2018 that I wouldn’t see the word kerfuffle

void
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I somewhat agree regarding the recent apc lyrics. I also feel like all their new stuff sounds like studio experiments and tweaking rather than fully fleshed out songs like their previous work.

rinkwhopper
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rinkwhopper

I was lukewarm on these songs to begin with, but after repeated listens I can say I’m actually really looking forward to hearing the whole album. A new APC record has been on my wish list for years now and they’re finally giving it to us, so I’m going to be optimistic and assume that it will end up being satisfying.

killershears
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killershears

A republican is in the White House, time to be socially conscious about stuff democratic presidents are equally guilty of again. Yawn.

I don’t care about an individual’s politics, but I hate when artists I admire hop onto the liberal politics gravy train shtick.

I just hope the new Tool album is about deeper layers of consciousness, drawn from personal experience again.

DTWAirport
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DTWAirport

Looks like your busting to be offended by something. HAHAHAHA…spot on.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

In unrelated news, did anybody see that Jakob are playing a farewell show? (might have already played it)

I would like to have seen another album from those guys…