Pusicfer is hitting the ground running in 2023. The band has just announced their new remix album Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired for March 31 and is now streaming Carina Round's re-imagining of "A Singularity." Pusicfer vocalist Maynard James Keenan said the song is a tribute to his dog MiHo, who passed away in 2021.
"On Oct. 7, 2021, I lost my Muse. Deadly Little MiHo lost her 2 year battle with pancreatitis and kidney disease. We thought we lost her in late 2019, so I panicked and wrote her this song. We were certain she was done for. But we were blessed with a second chance and a bit more time. I rarely share things like this. Too painful. But this one can't be kept bottled up.
"As I have mentioned before, she has been hiding in most of my vocal tracks since 2005. She was either in or near the vocal booth every time I tracked. Her sigh, her bark, sniffle, sneeze. Her jingling collar. Her squeaky toys. Usually poorly timed.
"Performance Credits- Pusicfer – V is for V*****, Don't Shoot the Messenger EP, V is for V***** remixes, C is for…EP, Conditions of My Parole, All Re-Mixed Up, Donkey Punch the Night EP, Money $hot, Money $hot Your Re-Load, Existential Reckoning, Existential Reckoning Re-Wired. A Perfect Circle – 'By & Down' single, Eat the Elephant. Tool – 10,000 Days, Fear Inoculum."
"Maynard's vocal for this song is synonymously a sorrowful hymn and a siren of celebration," added Round. "I wanted the main vocal and the bass and drums to be anchors in a sea of jubilant chaos. A kind of controlled cacophony of celebratory joy. Familiar, but a bit unnerving. The horns and saxes at the end are all moving together but somehow so loose, dispersing off into foam and then coming back together into one harmonious wave and then breaking off again, cascading.
"I feel excited when it's over and like I want to get back on the ride. Birds, a charm of finches bookend the song. You can feel their energy. And within, there's Maynard's lone whistle, mimicking them. The one who keeps them alive and in turn draws his own life force. The synergy of composure and chaos in a dance reverence."
In addition to their North American tour dates, Pusicfer has also announced their first European tour dates in seven years. Get all of the band's dates below.
5/18 Daytona Beach, FL Welcome to Rockville
5/23 Asheville, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5/27 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival
5/28 Northfield, OH MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
5/30 Rochester, NY Kodak Center Main Theater
6/1 Baltimore, MD The Lyric Baltimore
6/2 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Casino
6/3 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Event Center
6/10 Dublin, Ireland 3Olympia Theatre
6/12 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
6/13 Manchester UK Manchester Academy
6/15 London, UK TBA
6/17 Clisson, France Hellfest
6/20 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
6/21 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
6/26 Hamburg, Germany Docks
6/27 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
6/28 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
6/30 Belfort, France Eurockeennes Festival
7/1 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 Poppodium Tilburg
7/2 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
7/4 Barcelona, Spain Club Razzmatazz
7/6 Lisbon, Portugal Nos Alive Festival
7/7 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival