A Perfect Circle has been releasing singles like "The Doomed" and "Disillusioned" over the past few months without any album announcement, but now it's finally here! A Perfect Circle will release its new album Eat The Elephant, which was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Autolux, Slayer), on April 20 via BMG. You can check out the band's pretty heavy, very explosive new single "TalkTalk" below, which also comes along with a relatively trippy visualizer. The song seems to take aim at the idea of comfort through non-action, though it's always been pretty hard to decipher frontman Maynard James Keenan's lyrics.
Here's what Keenan and guitarist Billy Howerdel had to say about the album.
"Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus. I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose. The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud."
"Demos are these precious ideas that you love in their initial state," adds Howerdel. "Then you collaborate, invite other ideas, and watch them progress. That’s the dynamics and growth of a great record. I feel we’ve made a great record."
Pre-order Eat The Elephant here and check out the tracklist below.
- Eat The Elephant
- The Contrarian
- The Doomed
- So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
- By And Down The River
- Get The Lead Out