New Music You Should Know: Puscifer

Maynard James Keenan has been one of the most interesting people in music for more than a decade. While I think Tool has gotten a little too indulgent with their lengthy songs, the band’s first 2 records were outstanding. Keenan’s 2nd band, A Perfect Circle, made a nearly perfect record with their debut.  Somehow his newest project, Puscifer, went under the radar for me until last week. I’ve been listening to a lot since then, and it is really a magnetic record.  Dark, sinister, moody, the band’s V for Vagina debut might be a little too much Satan’s Soundtrack, but I dig it.  The super funk groove of Queen B is nasty in the best way.  Momma Sed is an acoustic funk jam, which transcends into an atmospheric chorus. Rev 2220 (Dry Martiini Mix) closes the record with the most atmospheric soul I’ve heard since the best of The The.  This is not music made for people who haven’t walked on the dark side of life, with the first 2 videos reflecting this.  I also have added Puscifer just released cover of Elton’s Rocket Man, featuring Flaming Lips Steven Droid.

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2 thoughts on “New Music You Should Know: Puscifer

  1. Wow, thanks for this! I’m a fan of Maynard in pretty much all of his endeavors. This is good stuff. I’ve heard of this side project when it got started but I kind of forgot about it. Thanks for reminding fans that Keenan is still putting out kick-ass music.

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