Puscifer recently posted a photo on their official Instagram account and announced the recent release of a new music video for ‘Bullet Train to Iowa,’ one of their most loved songs from their new album ‘Existential Reckoning,’ while informing their fans about the release date of their upcoming show.
As you know, Puscifer was founded by Maynard James Keenan in 1995 and he’s the only member who has remained in the band since its formation. To this day, he has collaborated with over 10 musicians, and after a 5-year-break, the band finally released a new album, ‘Existential Reckoning.’
The band’s fourth studio album was released on October 30, 2020, and it excited and shocked both fans and critics who were surprised to come across a more serious tone in Puscifer’s new album in comparison to the whimsical and humorous tone of their previous albums. However, with the music videos they released later on, Puscifer proved that they saved their humorous tone for the visuals.
Puscifer recently posted a photo on their Instagram account and announced the release of the music video for ‘Bullet Train to Iowa,’ their latest album’s seventh track. Maynard described it as a ‘bridge between the Money $hot Live at the Mayan Theater performance and the Existential Reckoning Live at Arcosanti performance’ and drew on its supernatural and fantasy elements.
Later in the caption, the band revealed that their next visual project will be their upcoming global streaming event ‘Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents featuring Money $hot by Puscifer’ which will take place on April 17. This performance was described as Puscifer’s attempt to build on their ‘Luchador-infused performances surrounding the 2016 album’ which was ‘Money $hot.’
Here’s what Maynard said about the ‘Bullet Train to Iowa’ music video:
“The ‘Bullet Train to Iowa‘ video (link in bio) is sort of a bridge between the Money $hot Live at the Mayan Theater performance (‘Billy D and the Hall of Feathered Serpents’) and the Existential Reckoning Live at Arcosanti performance. Kind of like what ‘Rogue One’ is to the Star Wars films but without the Storm Troopers and snarky robots.”
This is the rest of the caption of Puscifer’s post:
“The clip was created by longtime collaborator, Meats Meier. Meats’ work with Puscifer spans the band’s history, from the band’s debut video, ‘Queen B,’ which saw the introduction of the group’s de facto mascot of the same name, to the special-ops laced ‘Dozo’ video, and most recently, the prescient ‘Apocalyptical’ clip, which features the visual wizard surfing the pandemic-swept streets of Los Angeles. ‘Bullet Train to Iowa’ also features a subtle nod to Money $hot, with the cowboys featured on the album’s cover, serving as bartenders in the newly released footage.
Puscifer’s next visual offering arrives April 17, with the global streaming event, ‘Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents featuring Money $hot by Puscifer’ (tickets on Puscifer Live webpage) a performance that sees Puscifer build upon their Luchador-infused performances surrounding the 2016 album, ‘Money $hot’ (which will be played in its entirety).
Los Angeles’ historic Mayan Theater, a 1920s era revivalist theater featuring original artwork by Mexican painter and sculptor Francisco Cornejo, serves as the backdrop to the one-time outing. The elaborate cultural landmark, with its jaw-dropping Mayan calendar infused chandelier and a lobby dedicated to the bird-meets-reptilian deity Quetzalcoatl, gave birth to the performance’s title. ‘While looking both forward and backward, we stumbled into The Hall of Feathered Serpents,’ explains Mat Mitchell. ‘The perfect site to pay homage to the Money $hot album and tour.'”
You can check out Puscifer’s post and listen/watch to ‘Bullet Train to Iowa‘ below.