Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer Shares New Single “The Underwhelming”, New Album Incoming

Maynard James Keenan’s non-Tool activities include making wine at his vineyard and music with his other projects. After dropping a single at the dawn of the pandemic, “Apocalyptical”, the band has shared more new music and announced a new album. The new single “The Underwhelming” is streaming on all platforms now and the album, Existential Reckoning is dropping, October 30th, via Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG. Pre-orders are live, including special vinyl variants and a bundle that comes with Marynard’s wine, at the link below.  

 

 

From the press release:

  

TO: [REDACTED]                                                          DATE: SEPT. 18, 2020

FROM: Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) Mat Mitchell, Special Agent-in-Charge Carina Round (SAC), and Special Agent-in-Training Maynard James Keenan

SUBJECT: Existential Reckoning (Oct. 30, Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG; https://Puscifer.lnk.to/ExistentialReckoning), “The Underwhelming” (https://Puscifer.lnk.to/TheUnderwhelming), and Billy D. disappearance 

 

Reports out of Jerome, Ariz. confirm the impending arrival of Existential Reckoning, a 12-song album from the special agents operating under code name Puscifer. The release is scheduled for an Oct. 30 arrival via Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG.

The agents, Mat Mitchell (guitar, bass, keys) and Carina Round (vocals, keys), with agent-in-training Maynard James Keenan (vocals, stories) a.k.a. Dick Merkin, preview the forthcoming release with “The Underwhelming” (https://Puscifer.lnk.to/TheUnderwhelming).

In a report to commanding officers, the trio said: “In the Summer of 2016, we received a call from Hildy Berger, Billy D’s loving wife. [REDACTED]. Billy D, rumored to have been carrying nothing but a bottle of wine and a mysterious briefcase, had disappeared without a trace somewhere in the high deserts of the Southwestern United States.

Rumors of alien abduction were at the forefront throughout the dark web chatter. Therefore traditional methods of tracking a lost and hopeless drunkard in a dirty leisure suit were not an option. [REDACTED]. We hypothesized the only way to locate the subject was to [REDACTED] construct traversable bridges between intuition and technology, requiring us to explore the metaphorical mycelium between Math and Passion, Art and Order, and Hope and Proof. Through these methods [REDATED] we are able to pinpoint the exact location of both Billy D and the mysterious briefcase.”

The agents recruited back-up: Greg Edwards (an experienced Agent having worked in operations classified as Failure and Autolux; bass, guitar, keys), Gunnar Olsen (drums) and Sarah Jones (drums). Existential Reckoning was produced by Mat Mitchell and Puscifer. The album was recorded and mixed by Mat Mitchell at Puscifer Studios in North Hollywood, Calif.

 

Existential Reckoning tracklist:

Bread and Circus

Apocalyptical

The Underwhelming

Grey Area 5.1

Theorem

UPGrade

Bullet Train To Iowa

Personal Prometheus

A Singularity

Postulous

Fake Affront

Bedlamite

 

Album pre-orders (https://Puscifer.lnk.to/ExistentialReckoning) include a number of limited edition vinyl variants including pure clear (indie retail exclusive), high dispersion gold, a wine & vinyl bundle featuring “oakwood” and trans red with black swirl versions as well as translucent tri-color clear blend (Revolver exclusive). Digital pre-orders include an instant download of both “Apocalyptical” (https://youtu.be/Hj_bTbfAEsc) and “The Underwhelming.”

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