Today, after much anticipation, The Claypool Lennon Delirium has announced their second album together: South of Reality, due out February 22 via ATO. South of Reality is the follow-up to 2016’s Monolith of Phobos, the band’s debut record that displayed their fascinatingly raw authenticity, and 2017’s Lime And Limpid Green EP, which featured psychedelic covers of Pink Floyd, The Who, King Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band. Along with this exciting announcement, The Claypool Lennon Delirium have shared the album’s first single: an epic, 6-minute and 30-second composition: Blood And Rockets: Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “Blood And Rockets: Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon”
As the band’s website describes the sophomore album, it “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.”
In addition to the new album’s announcement, the band also announced a series of shows to celebrate the new year. The Claypool Lennon Delirium will ring in the new year at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on December 31st. Before New Year’s Eve, they’ll play at The Observatory in San Diego on December 28th and The Observatory in Santa Ana on December 29th. Tickets and VIP packages are available for pre-order on Thursday, Oct. 25th, and general on sale Friday, Oct 26th. On top of that, this morning, The Claypool Lennon Delirium were included on SweetWater 420‘s initial lineup announcement for April of 2019.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium first emerged in 2015 as one of the year’s most exciting new bands. The seemingly unlikely duo of Primus bassist Les Claypool and Beatles offspring/Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger leader Sean Lennon came together with this psychedelic collaboration. Their relationship blossomed when the two spent more time together over a holiday break, “drinking vino, hunting mushrooms and throwing musical pasta at the walls” at Claypool’s Rancho Relaxo. The fun times eventually morphed into the release of an album and a lengthy tour full of summer festival appearances.
Now, three years later, the band is still grinding out tunes and refining their sound into one of the most interesting of this decade. With a new album on the way, and Primus taking a “cool-out” from the road for “a bit,” we can expect that The Claypool Lennon Delirium will announce a lengthy 2019 tour sometime soon. To stay up to date on The Claypool Lennon Delirium, follow their official website.