So much news for A Perfect Circle fans today!
To begin with, it’s official: The band’s new studio album, Eat The Elephant, will be coming out on April 20. A Perfect Circle also dropped the new track/video for “TalkTalk” today as well.
As for what Eat The Elephant means, Maynard James Keenan said in a new interview with Rolling Stone that, “It could be a lot of things. It’s not one thing. None of them are one thing…You don’t want to be too topical, because you date your art. But there’s definitely a lot of iconic things that go on nowadays that are worth mentioning that I feel like we just take as rote, we just accept it like it’s standard. Imagine being cryogenically frozen for 14 years and waking up and going, ‘What are you people doing to your faces? Why are you doing that? You all look like Whoville. You’re not fooling anybody – you don’t look better or younger. You just look different.’ So I guess I just don’t understand.”
So…take that however you will. However, it bears mentioning that “You all look like Whoville” would make for a fantastic album title! Seriously, someone do something with that!
Eat The Elephant will be released in multiple formats, including some exclusive merch bundles that are available for pre-order at APerfectCircle.com
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.