In 2015, The Claypool Lennon Delirium emerged 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 in a psychedelic collaboration on tour together. 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. The duo released Monolith of Phobos in early June that year and received widespread praise for their hauntingly special original music.
While Claypool tends to keep his side-projects short, the duo collaborated again in 2017 for a special Record Store Day release, which featured four cosmically psychedelic covers, including “Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd, “Boris the Spider,” by The Who, “The Court of the Crimson King” by King Crimson, and “Satori” by Flower Travellin’ Band. Again, the CLD impressed beyond measure.
Over the weekend, Chaney Claypool–wife of Les–posted photos to her Instagram account after a group dinner at Single Thread Farms in Healdsburg, CA. The photos included Les Claypool and Sean Lennon with a caption that revealed the dynamic duo’s recent time in the studio. “Thank you, @sidestep7 the guys needed a night off from recording,” the post reads, with the punctuating hashtags #claypoollennondelirium, #dayoff, and more. This can (hopefully) only mean one thing, that the Claypool Lennon Delirium are working on a follow-up album to their 2015 Monolith of Phobos. Check out the post below, and get ready for some more musical pasta.
Listen to Monolith of Phobos below: