The death of Maserati drummer Jerry Fuchs, also of !!!, kept the band’s new album from being completed for most of 2010. It will now, for better or for worse, be considered an artifact of his legacy. Pyramid of the Sun is finished and ready for release November 9th on Temporary Residence Ltd.
Former !!! and Out Hud mixer Justin Van der Volgen worked with Temporary Residence founder Jeremy deVine to mix the album. Furthermore, two of the LP’s eight tracks (“They’ll No More Suffer from Thirst” and ”Oaxaca”) are collaborations with Steve Moore of space-rock band Zombi. The closing track, “Bye M’Friend, Goodbye”, is the last work Fuchs did with the band.
While Moore will not perform with Maserati, he will be opening a few dates on the album’s accompanying tour. (His band’s drummer, A.E. Paterra, will perform with Maserati, however.) The tour is brief and sticks to the eastern half of the U.S. It starts in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11th and ends on the 20th in the band’s hometown of Athens, Georgia. In between, Maserati will stop in Brooklyn, Cambridge, and Chicago, among others, and play with several bands.
“We Got the System to Fight the System”
Pyramid of the Sun Tracklist:
1. Who Can Find the Beast?
2. Pyramid of the Sun
3. We Got the System to Fight the System
4. They’ll No More Suffer from Hunger
6. They’ll No More Suffer from Thirst
8. Bye M’Friend, Goodbye
Maserati 2010 Tour Dates:
11/11 – Arlington, VA @ IOTA $
11/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie $
11/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl $
11/14 – New Haven, CT @ Lily’s $
11/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East %
11/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks #
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
11/18 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar #
11/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
11/20 – Athens, GA @ The 40 Watt &
$ = w/ Psychic Paramount, Steve Moore
% = w/ Psychic Paramount only
# = w/ Parlour
^ = w/ Royal Thunder, Brainworlds
& = w/ POWERS