ON TOUR NOW WITH THE FLAMING LIPS
WATCH LITTLE FISHES HERE
“Feels like an organic extension of Monolith of Phobos, blending the wildly surreal and psychedelic with satirical social commentary.” -Rolling Stone
“[A] fully realized artistic effort” -New Yorker
“Les Claypool, from Primus, and Sean Lennon reclaim Beatles (and Monty Python) psychedelia” -New York Times
“Lennon and Claypool complement each other in a sweet and savory way…Many of the songs explore a surreal intersection – where the fitful upheavals of progressive rock collide with soaring, blissed-out refrains.” -All Things Considered (NPR)
(Toronto, ON – July 25, 2019) – The Claypool Lennon Delirium shared a new animated video by Micah Buzan today for their song “Little Fishes” via Rolling Stone. The dynamic duo of Les Claypool and Sean Lennon are currently on tour with The Flaming Lips (all dates below), are fresh off a co-headline run with Jim James and recently announced that they will appear at Desert Daze this fall.
Bassist/vocalist Les Claypool says of the new “Little Fishes” clip, “I’ve had the intro vocal and melody for “Little Fishes” kicking around in my head for many years. When Sean and I started working on the new record, I knew it would be perfect to develop and to add to the Delirium repertoire. Little did I know that Micah would take that music and put such mind-bending, warped animation to it. It reinforces my enjoyment and constant amazement of how immensely creative people sometimes interpret my words and music. Bravo.”
The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s heavily anticipated sophomore album South of Reality is out now on ATO Records.
South of Reality might be just the antidote this sick world needs. Music so potent it could repel an asteroid impact from space, these seasoned warriors of psychedelia have crafted timeless songs that may as well be chiseled in stone. The monolithic dream team’s new record was produced by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon themselves, and engineered and mixed by Les Claypool at his own Rancho Relaxo studio in Sonoma County, California.
Known independently for their accomplished music careers, Sean Lennon and Les Claypool first envisioned melding their powers back in 2015, when Sean’s band The G.O.A.S.T.T. was opening for Primus on a summer tour. After setting the intergalactic scene ablaze with their first record, Monolith of Phobos, they’ve joined mustaches once more to wrap listeners up in a mind-bending sonic cyclone.
Claypool brings his skilled combo of rubber and grit, which is infused with Lennon’s melodic, spacey style. Together, they tightrope-walk the line between highbrow-clever and lowbrow-brilliant. The explosive result is like pink-flavored Starburst candy followed by a shot of moonshine for your eardrums; a twisted, auditory voyage that will have you singing and hallucinating along to every lyric.
South of Reality is an expression of our upside-down times, offering listeners both an escape from modern chaos and a filter through to which to embrace it. “Little Fishes” is a bittersweet lament to a purer time, pre-technology, pre-pollution-an ever-changing anthem that shifts time signatures and keys, calling back to the free-form rock of the 1960s as well as mirroring the way restless generations shift through profiles and apps. “Blood and Rockets,” “Borishka,” and “Amethyst Realm” immortalize oddball geniuses on the fringe of history who challenge the natural order of things. With the titular track, “South of Reality,” the listener is invited to consider the warped goggles through which the duo looks at the world-the fractured and manufactured intimacy that defines our everyday existence.
So grab your goggles and a month’s supply of Kool-Aid because The Claypool Lennon Delirium is about to take you for a ride on a rock ‘n’ roll rocket ship, and frankly you may never come back!
Claypool Lennon Delirium Tour Dates:
7/24 – Des Moines, IA @ Waterworks Park^
7/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn^
7/27 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater^
7/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage^
7/30 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre^
8/02 – Utica, NY @ Saranac Brewery^
8/03 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors^
8/05 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater^
8/06 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavillion^
8/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater^
8/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse%
8/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City%
8/12 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s%
8/13 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues%
8/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre%
8/16 – Bellevue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre%
8/17 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre%
8/18 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater%
10/10-10/13 – Lake Perris, CA @ Desert Daze
01/07 – 01/20 – Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise
^ = w/ The Flaming Lips
% = w/ Uni