Following the 1999 release of Antipop, Primus played together for two years before finally taking some time off for an “indefinite hiatus.” It wouldn’t last too long, though, as they would reform in late 2003 to record a bonus EP to accompany the Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People DVD. Frontman/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander then continued touring through 2010, when Alexander was replaced by early Primus drummer Jay Lane.
From there, Primus began putting the pieces together for Green Naugahyde, the band’s seventh studio album. It’s set to drop this September and features the guys recalling their early days. At least, that’s what Claypool said in a release on the record. Read his statement below.
“If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff. Obviously, with Jay there’s a newness to it, but because he left the band right before we recorded our first record, his approach has an eerie harkening to the old Frizzle Fry days.”
This is obviously great news for Primus fans, particularly those who loved 1990’s Frizzle Fry.
Green Naugahyde drops Sept. 13.