It’s been 14 years, but fans finally have a new A Perfect Circle record to behold. The band has today released “Eat the Elephant”, their long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s “Emotive” and first record since reuniting in 2010!
This supergroup of sorts, formed by vocalist Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Billy Howerdel were joined by guitarist James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), drummer Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine), and bassist Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). Production duties were handled by Dave Sardy (Incubus, ZZ Top), marking the first time APC worked with an outside producer. Announced back in February, “Eat the Elephant” was previewed with the singles “TalkTalk”, “Disillusioned”, and “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish”.
The band’s newest album has arrived in an arguably more divisive era. During this age of technology addiction, fake news, self-obsession and disconnection from community, Maynard James Keenan has attached his philosophy to 12 new songs that stray far from the days of “Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step”.
A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant
1. Eat The Elephant
3. The Contrarian
4. The Doomed
5. So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish
7. By And Down The River
11. Get The Lead Out