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PRIMUS Has A New EP Coming Featuring A 13 Minute Epic

They originally thought about doing just the one song.

Primus Les Claypool

Primus has a brand new three-song EP on the way, according to bassist and vocalist Les Claypool. The new EP will be the band's first new material since The Desaturating Seven in 2017 and will feature a 13-minute long epic called "Conspiranoia." Claypool revealed the news in an interview with Kyle Meredith, saying Primus' rehearsals for their upcoming Rush covers tour really got the gears turning again.

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"Basically, what I wanted to do was record one giant song, which we did. But you can't just release one song, so we had to have a b-side. We recorded another song but the first song was so giant that we had to do two [other] songs. So now we're doing a three-song 12-inch single."

"We didn't have a lot of time to make a full-blown album. But also, how many people are open to us playing a full-blown album live these days? We've got the Rush stuff, we've got all our stuff and when you go see a band you've been seeing for many years, often watching them go and play a bunch of new songs isn't necessarily what you [want]. But trickling in a few new songs… that way we can actually play these things live and we're not burying people with all this music they don't know."

Later in the interview, Claypool admits he had to re-write the lyrics to "Conspiranoia" a little after his son Cage Oliver Claypool called them a little preachy. "It's more me, but it took my son pointing that out to do it …I still have things to say but I say it through these characters," he said.

Primus will perform Rush's entire 1977 album A Farewell To Kings followed by a set of their own material. Get the dates below.

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w/ Battles

4/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
4/16 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
4/19 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
4/20 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC
4/22 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
4/23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
4/25 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
4/30 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall, Von Braun Center
5/3 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
5/4 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Arts
5/6 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/7 – Saint Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
5/9 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
5/10 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre

w/ Black Mountain

5/13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
5/14 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
5/16 – Montreal, QC – L'Olympia
5/17 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre

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w/ Battles

5/18 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
5/20 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
5/21 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
5/22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
5/24 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
5/25 – Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center
5/27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
5/28 – LaFayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
5/30 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester's Paristown Hall
5/31 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
6/2 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
6/3 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre

w/ Black Mountain

6/4 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
6/6 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre – Capital Auto Theatre
6/7 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place – Sid Buckwold Theatre
6/9 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
6/10 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Centre
6/12 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum

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w/ The Black Angels

6/14 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
6/15 – Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
6/17 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
6/18 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
6/19 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
6/21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
6/23 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
6/24 – Long Beach, CA – Terrace Theater, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
6/25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

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