Release Date: 26 Nov 2021
2LP Black Vinyl
Rise / BMG
Super group featuring Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle).
Live album featuring audio from 2020 livestream at Arcosanti.
Performance featuring Greg Edwards (Failure).
Puscifer have become known for their kinetic live productions, a merging of music and the theatrical. Over the years, concertgoers have been treated to live Luchadores, a “Hee Haw” themed revue, and a desert-set campfire replete with an Airstream trailer. On Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti, Puscifer take fans into the high desert of Arizona with a live concert experience at Arcosanti, which has been described by Architectural Digest as a “utopian metropolis in the Arizona desert” that “looks like the sublime set of a big-budget sci-fi movie.” A location that’s both inspirational and bewitching, as Arizona itself often is. The 48th state has played a silent, yet meaningful, partner to the musical troupe, with its vistas and deserts often appearing in the band’s music videos, as concert backdrops and as the subject of numerous lyrics.
Born somewhere in the Arizona desert, Puscifer is an electro-rock band, multimedia experience, traveling circus, and alien abduction survivors. The group’s catalog consists of three full-length studio albums—“V” is for Vagina , Conditions of My Parole , and Money Shot —in addition to a series of EPs and remixes. Beyond the core trio of Maynard James Keenan [vocals], Mat Mitchell [guitar, production], and Carina Round [vocals, songwriting], the group’s ever-evolving ecosystem encompasses Greg Edwards (bass, guitar, keys), Gunnar Olsen (drums), as well as a cast of characters such as Billy D and his wife Hildy Berger, Major Douche, Special Agent Dick Merkin, and many more.
Renowned for an immersive live show, the group’s performances blur the lines between concert and theater, traversing the dusty American Southwest with Billy D and Hildy or the sweaty squared circle with Luchadores. They’ve brought this to life everywhere from Coachella to Bonnaroo.
O 1. BREAD AND CIRCUS
O 2. APOCALYPTICAL
O3. THE UNDERWHELMING
O4. GREY AREA O 5. THEOREM O6 . UPGRADE
O7. BULLET TRAIN TO IOWA
O 8. PERSONAL PROMETHEUS
O9. A SINGULARITY
11. FAKE AFFRONT