It’s a really good day when I get to listen to some new tunes from one of my favorite bands!! Maynard has been busy the past year! We’re expected to get some new music from TOOL at some point in 2018 (I’m also hoping for Puscifer) and they’ve been slowly rolling out some new music & art for the new APC album, “Eat the Elephant”. Now we have a track list, the album title, the cover (which I’ll get to in a minute) and new music!
First, the new music! “Talk Talk” is the first single off of their new album and it’s so perfectly, Perfect Circle!
Honestly.. to me anyway, it’s perfect! It’s got that lovely balance of soft & melodic and ramps up right when you need it to! Brings me back to sitting in my 1996 Ford Ranger, sharing a smoke with my buddy in the parking lot of my high school.
Now let’s talk about that Album Cover…
What is going on here? We all know APC is weird and Maynard is WEIRD, but this is just downright creepy. Is this a Marilyn Manson cover? Is that uncle Fester from Addams Family? Does the colour scheme mean anything? Sadly, I have zero answers to that question and Facebook agrees with me about their choice for the new album.
I would say the comments are mean, but they had me laughing out loud. When can you expect to jam out to the FULL album? April 20th of course! So let’s recap what your 4/20 could possibly look like this year:
Watching Dwayne Johnson in Rampage. Then going to see Super Troopers 2. Picking up God of War (PS4) on your way home and then playing it while you listen to the new A Perfect Circle album… that sounds like the best 4/20 I’ve ever had!!
— The Middle Show with Darren Worts