The Claypool Lennon Delirium, featuring Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, have shared a twisted new song from their upcoming sophomore album, South of Reality. Listen to "Blood And Rockets" above on YouTube.
At nearly six-and-a-half minutes long, "Blood And Rockets" demonstrates the finely crafted musical talents of Les and Sean. Claypool's bass is funky-yet-driving, while Lennon's guitar playing and singing call to mind his father's work in The Beatles. It is a dark and gritty song with a bouncy groove and mind-blowing psychedelic effects.
As for the lyrics, Sean told Rolling Stone that they refer to "the lascivious exploits of famed JPL rocket scientist Jack Parsons, the man who not only helped America get to the moon with liquid fuel technology, but was also a Magister Templi in Aleister Crowley’s cult, the Ordo Templi Orientis."
South of Reality is the 2nd full-length album by the duo, following 2016's Monolith Of Phobos and a 2017 EP of covers called Lime and Limpid Green. The new album is scheduled for release on February 22, 2019 through ATO Records. Pick it up on Amazon.
In related news, The Claypool Lennon Delirium has announced three California shows in late December. For concert tickets and more, check out their Zumic artist page.