Puscifer Release Phantogram’s Re-imagination of “Postulous”



Feb. 24, 2023, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer have unveiled a second track from their forthcoming remix collection, Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired (March 31, Puscifer Entertainment/Alchemy Recordings/BMG), with today’s release of “Postulous (Re-Imagined by Phantogram)” (https://youtu.be/5ADizS8911Y).


“It’s always fascinating to hear how other artist’s approach your music, and Phantogram’s contribution to Re-Wired is no exception,” says Maynard James Keenan.

Phantogram’s Josh Carter sheds light on his affinity for the band and approach to tackling the track: “Puscifer is my favorite kind of band – a band whose sound you can’t quite put your finger on or fully describe unless you just listen to them. They have a playful, almost child-like innocence, yet a deliberate and brave sound all at the same time. I have been a fan of their music for quite some time and am so excited to be a part of this project. I really enjoyed working on this remix because I didn’t feel like I was stepping on the original integrity of the song, but rather pieced together their collage-like music in a different way that allowed me to pay tribute to the original, and shake hands and communicate with the original sonic landscape.”


Puscifer have released a companion remix album for each of their four studio albums with Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired offering the most eclectic line-up to date. Featuring a track-for-track re-imagining of the 12 songs from the record, Puscifer band members Mat Mitchell and Carina Round, along with current touring musicians Greg Edwards (Failure, Autolux) and Gunnar Olsen, reinterpret tracks from the prophetic, electro-laced release. Additional remixers include Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the aforementioned Phantogram, drummer Sarah Jones and Bring Me The Horizon’s Jordan Fish, Queens of The Stone Age guitar player Troy Van Leeuwen with Gone is Gone’s Tony Hajjar, oft-Puscifer contributor Juliette Commagere, keyboard player Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), BBC 1’s Daniel P. Carter, and Tool’s Justin Chancellor with The Crystal Method’s Scott Kirkland.


Album pre-orders, including several limited-edition vinyl variants, are available now: https://puscifer.lnk.to/ReWired.


The band previously released “A Singularity (Re-imagined by Carina Round),” with Keenan sharing that the song was written for his late dog, MiHo, and simultaneously sharing a self-shot/edited video featuring the beloved pup. Several friends and family members, including A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel, actor Yul Vázquez and Keenan’s daughter, Lei Li, created videos to accompany the piece which were rolled out over the past month, a playlist of those videos can be found here.

Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired cover by Daniel Martin Diaz

Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired tracklist:


1.   Bread and Circus (Re-imagined by Mat Mitchell)

2.   Apocalyptical (Re-imagined by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

3.   The Underwhelming (Re-imagined by Juliette Commagere)

4.   Grey Area (Re-imagined by Troy Van Leeuwen & Tony Hajjar)

5.   Theorem (Re-imagined by Sarah Jones & Jordan Fish)

6.   UPGrade (Re-imagined by Justin Chancellor & Scott Kirkland)

7.   Bullet Train To Iowa (Re-imagined by Alessandro Cortini)

8.   Personal Prometheus (Re-imagined by Greg Edwards)

9.   A Singularity (Re-imagined by Carina Round)

10. Postulous (Re-imagined by Phantogram)

11. Fake Affront (Re-imagined by Gunnar Olsen)

12. Bedlamite (Re-imagined by Daniel P. Carter)


Puscifer tour dates:


May 18 Daytona Beach, FL Welcome to Rockville

May 19 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater

May 23 Asheville, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

May 27 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival

May 28 Northfield, OH MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage

May 30 Rochester, NY Kodak Center Main Theater

June 1 Baltimore, MD The Lyric Theatre

June 2 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Casino

June 3 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Event Center


June 10 Dublin, Ireland 3Olympia Theatre

June 12 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow

June 13 Manchester UK Manchester Academy

June 15 London, UK TBA

June 17 Clisson, France Hellfest

June 20 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega

June 21 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset

June 24 Oslo, Norway Tons of Rock

June 26 Hamburg, Germany Docks

June 27 Berlin, Germany Huxleys

June 28 Berlin, Germany Huxleys

June 30 Belfort, France Les Eurockéennes

July 1 Tilburg, Netherlands Poppodium 013  

July 2 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter

July 4 Barcelona, Spain Club Razzmatazz

July 6 Lisbon, Portugal NOS Alive Festival

July 7 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival

July 8 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival

Photo credit: Travis Shinn

About Puscifer

Born somewhere in the Arizona desert, Puscifer is an electro-rock band, multimedia experience, traveling circus, and alien abduction survivors. The group’s catalog consists of four full-length studio albums: “V” is for V****a [2007], Conditions of My Parole [2011], Money Shot [2015], and Existential Reckoning (2020) — in addition to a series of EPs and remixes. Beyond the core trio of Maynard James Keenan [vocals], Mat Mitchell [guitar, production], and Carina Round [vocals, songwriting], the group’s ever-evolving ecosystem encompasses Greg Edwards (bass, guitar, keys), Gunnar Olsen (drums), as well as a cast of characters such as Billy D and his wife Hildy Berger, Major Douche, Special Agent Dick Merkin, and many more. Meanwhile, the moniker’s origins can be traced to a 1995 episode of the HBO classic Mr. Show where Keenan first used the name “Puscifer.” In addition to tallying tens of millions of streams and views, they’ve piqued the curiosity of the press. Entertainment Weekly christened them, “Exceptionally groovy,” and Revolver fittingly described them as “indescribable.” Renowned for an immersive live show, the group’s performances blur the lines between concert and theater, traversing the dusty American Southwest with Billy D and Hildy or the sweaty squared circle with Luchadores. They’ve brought their unique live experience to life everywhere from Coachella to Bonnaroo. On their 2020 debut for Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG entitled Existential Reckoning, Puscifer track Billy D back to the desert and, just maybe, uncover the truth about aliens once and for all.

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