Prawn Song are excited to announce that Primus will be releasing its first studio album in 11 years on September 12, 2011. Titled Green Naugahyde, the record was produced and engineered by Les Claypool in his personal studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Northern California, and features Claypool, long-time guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Lane was in an early lineup of the band, and was also in Sausage, a 1994 reunion of the 1988 Primus lineup. Green Naugahyde expands on Primus incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium. It is a cerebral and complex album that, like all of the band s output, is teeming with the band s signature blend of whimsy and underlying darkness. Says Claypool, If I were to look at all of our records, it seems like this is reminiscent of the early stuff. Obviously, with Jay there s a newness to it, but because he left the band right before we recorded our first record, his approach has an eerie harkening to the old Frizzle Fry days. For the past 27 years, Primus have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence. Green Naugahyde is a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important thing is that the album exists and will inevitably hold its own in the band s impressive cannon of music.