How "deconstructed" can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That's exactly what everyone's favorite storyteller/narrator, Les Claypool, is incorporating in his new band, Duo de Twang. While Les is still pulling double duty with the Primus lads, he has also found the time to unite with his old buddy, Bryan Kehoe, who fans will recognize from several past Claypool projects, and also as one of the main actors from Les' hilarious jam band mockumentary, 'Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo.' But unlike Primus, DDT focuses more on the Americana/rootsy side of things - as heard throughout the band's debut recording Four Foot Shack, to be released via ATO Records on February 4th.
Preview the album by listening to the duo’s cover of Primus’s “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver” below and read what Les' had to say via Rolling Stone
Duo de Twang - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Check out the Duo de Twang's version of Wynona's Big Brown Beaver from the upcoming album Four Foot Shack which will be released in early 2014.
Catch Duo de Twang on the road as they start a 10 day tour on Oct 10th. Tour Dates »»
Electric Apricot Re-release
In the Spring of 2005 a graduate filmmaker from UCLA set forth to make a documentary reflecting an element of contemporary music culture that had yet to be fully examined. The notion was to capture something raw and original. He searched for something unpretentious and genuine, yearning to make a film that would stand out from other music documentaries and potentially redefine the genre. Who he found was the band Electric Apricot, what he achieved is enlightenment. Unexpectedly while searching for enlightenment the duality of existence was unveiled. Directed by Les Claypool.