The Claypool Lennon Delirium

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Background information
Years active
  • 2015–present
Associated acts

The Claypool Lennon Delirium is an American psychedelic rock band, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, known for his work in Primus, guitarist/vocalist Sean Lennon from The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, keyboardist/vocalist João Nogueira from Stone Giant, and drummer Paulo Baldi of Cake.


The band was conceived in 2015, with Claypool knowing that Primus would take a year off after touring alongside The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and Dinosaur Jr. He kept in touch with The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger's lead singer Sean Lennon, who had not planned any musical project for the following year.[1]

They had ideas of making an old-school, psychedelic, and progressive rock record. Claypool invited Lennon to his guesthouse to drink wine, run some ideas, and play drums.[2]

Over the course of six weeks, they wrote and recorded ten songs with both of them sharing various vocal and instrumental responsibilities, going beyond their core instruments of bass and guitar, and culminating in the release of their first studio album, Monolith of Phobos.[3] The album debuted in the Top 10 of three Billboard charts: Top Vinyl Albums, Top Tastemakers Albums, and Top Alternative Albums.[4]

On February 22, 2019, the duo released their second studio album, South of Reality. The LP was written and recorded over two months at Claypool's home recording studio in California and was preceded by the release of the six-and-a-half-minute track "Blood and Rockets".[5] The duo embarked on a brief headlining tour in support of the record in late 2018, with successive dates in the spring of 2019.[6]


Studio albums[edit]



  • "Cricket and the Genie" (2016)
  • "Blood and Rockets b/w Easily Charmed by Fools" (2018)


  1. ^ Fortune, Drew (2016-05-26). "Hear the Claypool Lennon Delirium's Outlandish Debut". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. ^ "Album Review: The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Monolith of Phobos". Consequence of Sound. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  3. ^ "The Claypool Lennon Delirium". The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  4. ^ "Claypool Lennon Delirium Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  5. ^ Reed, Ryan. "Claypool Lennon Delirium Preview New LP 'South of Reality' With Psychedelic Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  6. ^ Kaye, Ben. "The Claypool Lennon Delirium share "Easily Charmed by Fools", announce 2019 tour dates: Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 27 February 2019.