Claypool Lennon Delirium Shares Psychedelic Cover Of The Flower Travellin’ Band From Upcoming EP

first_imgOne of the biggest breakout acts of 2016 was The Claypool Lennon Delirium, the unanticipated but fully appreciated collaboration between Les Claypool and Sean Lennon that produced one of the best albums of the year, Monolith of Phobos. While there’s no telling how long Claypool’s side-projects will ever stick around, we do know that there’s more coming from the band in 2017 – as they detail a new release for an upcoming covers EP, Lime and Limpid Green, out August 4th.The new EP includes psychedelic covers of “Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd, “Boris the Spider,” by The Who, “The Court of the Crimson King” by King Crimson, and “Satori” by Flower Travellin’ Band. While the band has played these songs over the past year in their live concerts, this release will newly feature studio versions. The EP was previously issued for 2017 Record Store Day and will become available as a limited-edition run of 3,000 on clear vinyl (with green and double-mint splatter, of course).Rolling Stone has shared the first taste of the new release with a music video for the 1971 “Satori” by the Flower Travellin’ Band. Watch it below:“I think the genesis of this band began with Les and I listening to old records together and feeling like our universes were uncannily intertwined,” Sean Lennon told Rolling Stone. “We were both feeling and hearing something that we wanted to do that was deeply inspired by those people who were the most peculiar in their time, like Syd [Barrett]. Since we only had one album as a band, we wanted to add songs to the live show that would illustrate and elaborate upon what the Delirium were all about.”Les Claypool added, “The thought was to play songs that we hadn’t interpreted in the studio prior. Most of these tunes were played extensively live, so they had time to evolve and develop their own greasy little personalities.” Read the full spread here.last_img

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