On August 30, 750 copies of Green Naugahyde were released in a batch of limited edition vinyl, available in independent record stores. The rubber-stamped and hand-numbered double LPs were pressed on green vinyl and featured a white sleeve.
Primus will also be heading out on a fall tour later this month. An Evening with Primus, featuring two full sets, begins on September 23rd in Boston, makes its way west, and ends on October 29th as part of the Oddity Faire at the Greek Theatre in Berkley, CA. Tickets are currently on sale.
Green Naugahyde was produced and engineered by Les Claypool in his personal studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Northern California, and features Claypool, long-time guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Lane was in an early lineup of the band, and was also in Sausage, a 1994 reunion of the 1988 Primus lineup. Green Naugahyde expands on Primus’ incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium. It is a cerebral and complex album that, like all of the band’s output, is teeming with the band’s signature blend of whimsy and underlying darkness.
For the past 27 years, Primus have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence. Green Naugahyde is a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails-and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important thing is that the album exists and will inevitably hold its own in the band’s impressive cannon of music.
Primus Fall Tour Dates:
9/23 – The Orpheum – Boston, MA
9/24 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
9/26 – The National – Richmond, VA
9/27 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
9/30 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
10/1 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
10/2 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
10/4 – Metropolis – Monteal, QE
10/5 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
10/7 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/8 – Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
10/10 – Louisville Palace – Louisville, KY
10/11 – Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor, MI
10/13 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI
10/14 – The Congress – Chicago, IL
10/15 – Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
10/17 – Ogden – Denver, CO
10/18 – Ogden – Denver, CO
10/20 – Mesa Amphitheater – Mesa, AZ
10/21 – Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
10/22 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
10/29 – The Greek Theatre – Berkley, CA