July 1, 2022, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer, who are in the midst of one of the year’s most memorable tours, trekking across the U.S. with a troupe that includes aliens, Men In Black, and characters from the Pusciverse, have released a two-song remix single, “Bullet Train To Iowa”/”The Underwhelming” (https://puscifer.lnk.to/BTTI-TU-Reimagined).
Featuring re-imagined versions of the tracks that originally appeared on the band’s 2020 album, Existential Reckoning, the new mixes come from Maynard James Keenan’s A Perfect Circle bandmates Billy Howerdel (“Bullet Train To Iowa”) and James Iha (“The Underwhelming”).
A limited-edition 7-inch is available now via Puscifer.com, U.S. retailers, and at the band’s remaining live outings (dates below).
“Bullet Train To Iowa”/”The Underwhelming” single cover
“It’s always a pleasure hearing other artists’ voices over what we’ve created. I love these remixes,” says Mat Mitchell, Puscifer songwriter and producer.
Puscifer tour dates:
July 1 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (Pavilion)
July 2 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre
July 3 St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre
July 5 Omaha, NE The Admiral
July 6 Denver, CO The Mission Ballroom
July 7 Salt Lake City, UT Eccles Theater – Delta Performance Hall
July 9 Portland, OR The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
July 10 Seattle, WA McCaw Hall
The tour has been hailed for its “multifaceted performance… that extends far beyond music” (Consequence), with New Noise Magazine saying Puscifer “have no equal when it comes to insane creativity and extreme technical musical abilities… this is the true essence of art,” and the Minneapolis Star Tribune dubbing the outing as “Devo-gone-sci-fi.”
Remaining tickets can be purchased via Puscifer.com. Moodie Black opens on all dates.
Photo credit: Travis Shinn
Born somewhere in the Arizona desert, Puscifer is an electro-rock band, multimedia experience, traveling circus, and alien abduction survivors. The group’s catalog consists of four full-length studio albums: “V” is for Vagina , Conditions of My Parole , Money Shot , and Existential Reckoning (2020) — in addition to a series of EPs and remixes. Beyond the core trio of Maynard James Keenan [vocals], Mat Mitchell [guitar, production], and Carina Round [vocals, songwriting], the group’s ever-evolving ecosystem encompasses Greg Edwards (bass, guitar, keys), Gunnar Olsen (drums), as well as a cast of characters such as Billy D and his wife Hildy Berger, Major Douche, Special Agent Dick Merkin, and many more. Meanwhile, the moniker’s origins can be traced to a 1995 episode of the HBO classic Mr. Show where Keenan first used the name “Puscifer.” In addition to tallying tens of millions of streams and views, they’ve piqued the curiosity of the press. Entertainment Weekly christened them, “Exceptionally groovy,” and Revolver fittingly described them as “indescribable.” Renowned for an immersive live show, the group’s performances blur the lines between concert and theater, traversing the dusty American Southwest with Billy D and Hildy or the sweaty squared circle with Luchadores. They’ve brought their unique live experience to life everywhere from Coachella to Bonnaroo. On their 2020 debut for Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG entitled Existential Reckoning, Puscifer track Billy D back to the desert and, just maybe, uncover the truth about aliens once and for all.