The latest album from Tool / A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan’s other project Puscifer arrives next week, but thanks to Spin.com we’ve got a full stream of the album for you ahead of schedule.
The album, which is a leap of stylistic evolution and depth from the project’s first release, was recorded in Northern Arizona, where Maynard lives and owns & oversees vineyards for his Caduceus Wines brand. The man’s serious enough about wine these days that he set up a recording studio in the wine cellar.
“It’s different writing music in the outback compared to writing music on Hollywood Boulevard,” he says of the high desert location. “The Verde Valley has so much diversity. You’ve got stories of ghosts and aliens, plus republicans, democrats, conservatives, liberals, vineyards, ranches, horses. It’s hostile territory: You’ve got scorpions, black widows, brown recluse, javelina, rattlesnakes… and hippies.”
New Puscifer contributors include ex-Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore, LA songwriter Juliette Commagere, Ashes Divide drummer Jeff Friedl and bassist Matt McJunkins, and Bat For Lashes percussionist Sarah Jones.
We’ll have a review for you soon. In the meantime, pick up a hot sack of Puscifer at the band’s official website.