Puscifer, whose critically-acclaimed new album, Existential Reckoning (Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG) arrives on physical formats (vinyl/CD/cassette) today, have released a video “Bedlamite” (https://youtu.be/eIyg7G8e3aA).
“Sometimes wisdom can come to us from the most unexpected places,” says Maynard James Keenan. “Occasionally we find the simple reassuring words of the Buddha flowing through the mouth of a child or an old drunk uncle. Just gotta be ready to hear them. #wibble”
The clip features performance footage from the band’s recent record-breaking livestream event, “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti.” The outing, which debuted on Oct. 30 and was available for the following week, found Puscifer in the heart of the Arizona dessert, surrounded by the uniquely “utopian metropolis” that Architectural Digest described as looking like “the sublime set of a big-budget sci-fi movie.”
Existential Reckoning (https://Puscifer.lnk.to/ExistentialReckoning) has already received numerous best of 2020 accolades including Consequence of Sound, who dubbed it a “new wave inspired soundtrack,” and Revolver who said “you’re… unlikely to find another album that explores the fear and loathing of our uncertain times in as chill a fashion.” The 12-song release has been described by Stereogum as “funky” and “darkly playful,” Billboard called it “slinky,” and SPIN said its “infectious enough to make you want to dance the blight away and ponderous enough to make your mind work up a sweat while doing so.”