A Perfect Circle will release Eat the Elephant, the band’s fourth full-length album and first since 2004’s eMOTIVe, on April 20th, via BMG.
Since the fall of 2017, when Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel launched their tour with the coordinated release of the album’s first single, “The Doomed,” fans have been crazy for more from the band. So, A Perfect Circle ushered in the new year with the debut of the contemplative song, “Disillusioned.”
Keenan commented on the album’s release:
Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus, I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose. The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.
Demos are these precious ideas that you love in their initial state. Then you collaborate, invite other ideas, and watch them progress. That’s the dynamics and growth of a great record. I feel we’ve made a great record.
Pre-orders for the 12-song album, which was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Autolux, Slayer), are available here (https://AperfectCircle.lnk.to/EatTheElephantPR) and come with instant digital downloads of “TalkTalk,” “Disillusioned,” and “The Doomed.” Eat the Elephant is being released in multiple formats including digital, CD, double gatefold 180-gram vinyl, and a box set with vinyl, CD, and hi-res digital download as well as a prism and custom playing card deck. In advance of Record Store Day, a limited-edition independent retail exclusive version of the LP on white 180-gram vinyl with alternate cover will also be available. Pre-orders can be found here: (https://AperfectCircle.lnk.to/EatTheElephantPR).
Eat The Elephant Track List:
Eat The Elephant
So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
By And Down The River
Get The Lead Out
News of the album’s release arrives as the band announces a spring tour, with several festival performances, including Coachella, Las Rageous, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range, and Rocklahoma having been previously announced. A full list of tour dates can be found here.
Rock Hard \m/