Indie rock duo The Claypool Lennon Delirium have announced a new set of North American tour dates spanning from Toronto to Detroit. In addition to the upcoming tour, the band have released a new track entitled “Easily Charmed By Fools,” which is set to appear on the band’s upcoming album South of Reality.
The new tour will start off in Toronto, Ontario Canada on April 10, before closing out in Detroit, Michigan on April 27. This tour will be in support of South of Reality, which is set to be released on February 22.
“Easily Charmed By Fools,” hosts a variety blues guitar riffs, synth and piano lines, sounding like a nostalgic trip for the first portion of the track. Midway through the song ventures into some psychedelic territory with screeching guitars, psychedelic electronic noises , before going into the main melody for the track. The visuals behind the track are equally psychedelic, featuring the two members dressed in East Asian aspired clothing, with one wearing what appears to be a graduation cap.
According to the band’s website, South of Reality is set to
The Claypool Lennon Delirium are composed of Les Claypool of Primus fame and Sean Lennon of The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, among many other music projects such as Cibo Matto. Both of the artists met while Lennon was touring with The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger a few years ago.
“We are great friends indeed, and I guess I’m not nervous in quite the same way as I was in the beginning, but I still make sure to do as much preparation as possible,” Lennon explained in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Ideas always come quick for us, and I think that’s why we like working together. But playing with Les is like knowing you’re gonna be playing tennis with Rafael Nadal – it makes you wanna brush up on a few things before you get on the court.”
Both of the artists, who are multi-instrumentalists, co produced the album themselves, with Claypool engineering and mixing the upcoming album at his Rancho Relaxo studio in Sonoma County, California. According to Claypool they recorded the album in roughly two months.
“Basically it was the same setup in the same place,” Claypool explained in the Rolling Stone interview. “I am a creature of habit and have all my old vintage gear dialed in the way I like it, so I like to helm from the same spot.”
The band dropped a track entitled “Blood and Rockets,” along with the album release date back in October. In that same Rolling Stone interview the group described the track as “the lascivious exploits of famed JPL rocket scientist Jack Parsons, the man who not only helped America get to the moon with liquid fuel technology, but was also a Magister Templi in Aleister Crowley’s cult, the Ordo Templi Orientis.”
The groups last release was an EP entitled Lime from 2017. This was a cover EP featuring covers of Pink Floyd, The Who and King Crimson among others.
North America Tour Dates:
04/10 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/13 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
04/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/16 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
04/17 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04/19 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
04/20 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
04/21 Atlanta, GA – SweetWater 420 Festival
04/23 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
04/25 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
04/26 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
04/27 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre