If you’re lucky enough to turn on your radio this morning and hear a very TOOL-sounding track, that would probably be the first ‘single’ (titled “Vicarious”) from the upcoming album 10,000 Days (you can hear an excerpt on the splash page at Toolband.com, and keep an eye on the news page for updates from our good friend Blair). May the hell of a thousand bad burritos descend upon any DJ who plays a ‘radio edit’ of it. For those interested in the lyrics to the new song, Toolshed.down.net has already got a pretty good handle on them.
The new album is (on the best information I can assemble) due out April 28th in Germany, the 29th in Australia, and May 2nd in the U.S. You can get it from Amazon, but surely you want to feel the delight of getting down to your local record store at 9am (or 12 midnight?), laying down your cash and driving home treating the world to the best damn music they’re likely to hear? This must be what it felt like to go out and buy the latest Led Zeppelin release in the 70s. Tastily whack time signatures, awesome musicianship and great lyrics…the sun is shining in the aural world.