Listen To The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s Insane Debut Album, Streaming in Full

first_imgOne of most highly anticipated albums of 2016, The Claypool Lennon Delirium‘s Monolith of Phobos, is getting set for a June 3rd release, and is being streamed a week early (listen below). The group, featuring Primus‘ Les Claypool and Sean Lennon (son of fallen The Beatles legend John Lennon), have joined forces to explore the abstract, inter-dimensional state of weird, something both artists are rather familiar with.In an interview with Rolling Stone, the duo discuss their initial interaction while Lennon’s The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger lent support for Primus last summer, as well as their inspiration for the album and the process of making Monolith of Phobos – the 1968 Monkees film Head, a Buzz Aldrin revelation in a C-SPAN interview, and a lot of Pinot Noir. Lennon discussed the initial jam and sessions that inspired the two to work together: “It was comfortable but I was a little nervous, basically because I’m a nervous guy. Les was also someone that I’ve been a fan of since I was young. From my perspective, it was pretty natural. We have similar taste in notes. We tend to like the notes that other people hate. We also got along well. That’s the most important thing when you’re going to be on a tour bus with somebody. Les gets to work with a lot of great musicians, and he works with people that he likes.”Claypool went on to discuss Lennon’s aptitude for making music, “Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart. He definitely reflects his genetics – not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew,” even going on to say that Lennon’s drumming is “like a cross between Ringo and Nick Mason [Pink Floyd]. But I think folks will be most surprised by what a monster guitar player he is, especially when you prod him a bit.”The Claypool Lennon Delirium will hit the road this summer, and will be joined by Mark Ramos Nishita (Beastie Boys) and Paul Baldi (the Fungi Band) to round out the live band. The group will travel from coast to coast during the summer of 2016, from Florida to New York, and Washington D.C. to California. This is definitely a can’t miss show!Check out their new album, streaming in full below.last_img read more