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The Claypool Lennon Delirium, as the name suggests, has as its nucleus Les Claypool and Sean Lennon. Their latest album, “South of Reality”, was recorded at Rancho Relaxo — the name Claypool has given his home studio in Sonoma County, California. “I don’t bring in producers or engineers because I’m the only one who knows where to kick it when one of the relays sticks,” Claypool says.

In town for a show at the Varsity Theater, the Claypool Lennon Delirium — accompanied by keyboardist João Nogueira and drummer Paulo Baldi — visited The Current for a full studio session hosted by Mary Lucia.

“With Sean and I, we tend to push and pull each other,” Claypool says of the band’s creative process. “I think that’s what’s good about our relationship is we push each other into directions we wouldn’t normally go.”

“I think the thing about Les is that he doesn’t overthink things when it comes to recording because he has a sort of belief in capturing spontaneity,” Lennon adds. “He’s really into capturing the moment like a documentary filmmaker.”

Beyond talking about the latest record, Lucia asks about which instrument, during the learning phase, is probably least forgiving to neighbors. “I know the answer to that one, because I was that neighbor to someone beneath me. I was learning drums,” Lennon says. “I think like a lot of kids, I didn’t really have a sensitivity towards what it’s like to not want to hear the noise. So yeah, I used to actually practice [drums] really loud with the window open and the whole building would complain.”

One of Lennon’s neighbors didn’t complain, however. That neighbor? Roberta Flack.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium perform ‘Blood and Rockets’ from their 2019 album, ‘South of Reality’ (ATO Records) live in The Current studio.

The Band : Les Claypool, bass, vocals Sean Lennon, guitar, vocals João Nogueira, keyboards Paulo Baldi, drums

“Little Fishes”
“Blood and Rockets”
“Easily Charmed By Fools”

All songs from the Claypool Lennon Delirium’s 2019 album, South of Reality, available on ATO Records.

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Just when it seems the shadow of The Beatles can’t get any longer and everything in rock has been done before, along come Sean Lennon and Les Claypool, asking the musical question: What if, instead of ducking The Beatles, you embraced the band’s tricks the galumphing marches, the sun-dazed harmonies and then made them a little weird?

South of Reality is the second album by the duo, who perform as The Claypool Lennon Delirium. As the bassist and chief prankster of Primus, Claypool has always been a bit of a mad scientist, pushing his gawky, tottering funk-metal creations to the brink of absurdity. But he’s also a secret pop fan, who says he’s spent 30 years trying, with mixed results, to write catchy hooks. In Sean Lennon (famous son of John), Claypool has a collaborator with an instantly recognizable voice, for whom this kind of candy comes naturally.

The two began working together in 2015, after Lennon’s band, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, toured as an opening act for Primus. They released their debut in 2016, and began work on this follow-up with a week of open-ended jamming they recorded on their phones. Then, each went off and wrote songs built on those riffs.

As with The Beatles, it’s clear who the primary composer is on each tune. But Claypool says both multi-instrumentalists felt comfortable offering tweaks and suggestions during the recording. Many of the songs explore a surreal intersection — where the fitful upheavals of progressive rock collide with soaring, blissed-out refrains.

From The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s new album “South of Reality” Released February 22nd, 2019.

South Of Reality, The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s epic sophomore album 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. Grab your goggles and a month’s supply of Kool-Aid because you’re about to go for a ride on a rock n roll rocket ship, and frankly you may never come back!

Listen to “Blood and Rockets- Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too the Moon”

From The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s new album, “South of Reality”, available everywhere February 22nd, 2019

 

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium returns with 4 cosmically trippy covers of Pink Floyd’s “Astronomy Domine”, The Who’s “Boris The Spider”, King Crimson’s “The Court of the Crimson King” and Flower Travellin’ Band’s “Satori”. Previously a Record Store Day exclusive, this wide release is limited to 3k units.
Ultra clear 10” vinyl with kelly green and double mint splatter (pictured is a mockup only, final product may vary).

The band, led by Primus frontman Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, the son of John and Yoko, turn in versions of songs originally made famous by The Who, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band.

“We were both feeling and hearing something that we wanted to do that was deeply inspired by those people who were the most peculiar in their time, like Syd Barrett “Since we only had one album as a band, we wanted to add songs to the live show that would illustrate and elaborate upon what the Delirium were all about.”

From The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s new EP “Lime And Limpid Green” available on August 4th, 2017 on 10″ vinyl

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VARIOUS ARTISTS  –  Tribute to Pet Sounds

Austin, Texas – Brian Wilson was to perform the full album Pet Sounds at the Levitation music festival to celebrate the album’s 50th anniversary. In honour of this event festival curators The Reverberation Appreciation Society commissioned Al Lover to curate and produce a tribute to Brian Wilson’s career keystone.

Features artists such as Black Angels, Shannon & The Clams, Holy Wave, Cosmonauts and The Shivas.

‘Pet Sounds’ is a fountainhead from which the 15 artists on the album have all drank from as they developed their own musical roots, giving the tribute a rich and flavoursome sound. The tracklisting consists of the original thirteen songs that appeared on the ‘Pet Sounds’ album, with two bonus songs: ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘Hang On To Your Ego’.

Holy Wave’s interpretation of ‘That’s Not Me’ is a sunbaked, organ filled hymn that is a minute longer than the original song. picking up where Brian Wilson left off in 1966. ‘That’s Not Me’ is a kaleidoscope of ear-pleasing notes that take the listener into an elevated listening experience of astonishing detail.

Shannon & The Clams capture Brian Wilson’s feelings of alienation in ‘I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times’, taking the climactic Beach Boys song and transform it into a garage rock epic with a surf rock spine. This track transcends time with both its subject matter and its deliverance.

The album opens with The Black Angels‘ rendition of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece ‘Good Vibrations’, which was started during the Pet Sounds sessions but not released on the album.

TRACK LISTING
Good Vibrations – The Black Angels
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Indian Jewelry
You Still Believe In Me – The She’s
That’s Not Me – Holy Wave
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) – Morgan Delt
I’m Waiting For The Day – The Shivas
Let’s Go Away For A While – Boogarins
Sloop John B – Night Beats
God Only Knows – Chris Catalena
I Know There’s An Answer – Christian Bland & The Revelators
Here Today – Cool Ghouls
I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times – Shannon & The Clams
Pet Sounds – Burnt Ones
Caroline, No – Cosmonauts
Hang On To Your Ego – The UFO Club

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Catfish & the Bottlemen  –   The Ride

Catfish & the Bottlemen’s second album The Ride, mostly produced in LA by Dave Sardy is a collection of bold and riffing pop songs that verge on the anthemic.

“I feel like the last album was the support band, or even the soundcheck and this one’s the headliner,” says charismatic frontman Van McCann.

Glistening pop-rock anthems a plenty on this newest release from Wales’ Catfish and The Bottlemen. Driving and heartfelt odes to love and loss underpinned by shimmering production and emotive instrumental performances, impeccable vocal harmonies float atop the main vocal lines before the distortion kicks in, and breaks it all down into pulsing, grooving rock territory. Everything you’d come to expect, and more.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium  –  Monolith of Phobos

Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After Primus and The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger completed a successful summer tour, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts thus far have spawned the upcoming full-length release Monolith of Phobos.

MUDCRUTCH  – 2

Mudcrutch release their second album entitled ‘2’ via Reprise Records. The album is the follow up to the band’s 2008 eponymous debut which Rolling Stone called “a country-rock instant classic” in a rave four star review. Mudcrutch was initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, Florida and is the precursor to the legendary Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty (bass / vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar / vocals), Benmont Tench (keyboards / vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar / vocals), and Randall Marsh (drums / vocals) make up the band’s current line-up. In 1974, Mudcrutch was signed to Shelter Records and moved to Los Angeles where they released one single, ‘Depot Street,’ to very little fanfare. The band broke up in 1975 and could have settled for being a legend, but instead Mudcrutch rose from the ashes in 2008 to remind us that the golden age of rock and roll bands still had a few treasures to unearth. Their debut, made some thirty-three years later, was an unexpected hit. All members of Mudcrutch contribute songs on their new album ‘2.’ The album includes seven originals written by Tom Petty, with band members Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont Tench composing one each.
LP – 180 Gram vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve with limited edition art print.

 

THE MYRRORS – ENTRANCED EARTH

If you dig the Black Angels, and all things desert psyche check out The Myrrors new album. There’s a confounding nature to the comfort constructed by The Myrrors throughout the flawless forty minutes of ‘Entranced Earth’, the third full length album from the transcendentallytuned, Tuscon-tied desert die-hards. So subtle is the albumopening invocation of ‘Mountain Mourning’ that it threatens to never descend from its skybound view, leaving the track that follows, ‘Liberty Is In the Street’, to offer the album’s first, fading glimpse of solid ground. ‘On your feet or on your knees’ goes the mantra-like vocal drone, though the effect is likely to bring to mind the Moody Blues more than Blue Öyster Cult (at least, the path of The Myrrors seems to include traces of the footprints left by the onetime Harvard professor given an early eulogy by the Blues on ‘Legend of a Mind’).

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – LIVE AT FILLMORE WEST CLOSE NIGHT JULY 4TH 1971

Radio broadcast from late period Creedence – all the hits done really well.