Puscifer Head Out to Sea in ‘Man Overboard’ Video
Brace yourself, people. Puscifer – prolific Tool/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan’s other project – are back at it again, and have just debuted the video for ‘Man Overboard,’ the first single from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Conditions of My Parole.’
The clip features impressive digital animation, casting Puscifer out to sea in a heavy storm riding in what looks like some sort of futuristic naval trawler off the set of ‘Waterworld,’ to reference a movie nobody actually saw. What transpires is admittedly a bit confusing, as Keenan and his bandmates seem to perform the song out on cool futuristic instruments (it’s worth noting that their amps go up to 12!) while gearing up for battle at the same time. It’s almost as if that by rocking out with focused intensity they are keeping the ship on course.
There’s also some ram-horned alien creatures, a sweet light show and a violent storm, but we won’t go into that here. What we will go into is the song itself, which sounds like (surprise!) the dark, brooding APC mixed with the percussive intensity of Tool at their most atmospheric. Actually, it may be a surprise to those who only heard first Puscifer single, ‘C*ntry Boner.’ But that novelty country jig wasn’t included on the band’s first album, ‘”V” Is for Vagina,’ and the track had little in common with Puscifer’s ultimate sound.
Tool fans might find ‘Man Overboard’ lacking in the ferocity department, and Circle fans may miss Billy Howerdel’s soaring song structures, but somewhere in the middle, James Maynard Keenan has found a steady groove.
Watch the Puscifer ‘Man Overboard’ Video