XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Boriska” by The Claypool Lennon Delirium

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The Clayppol Lennon Delirium | photo by Jay Blakesberg | courtesy of the artist

The former frontman of Primus, bassist Les Claypool, and guitarist Sean Lennon, son of the legendary Beatle John Lennon, teamed up in 2015 to record as The Claypool Lennon Delirium. They recently released their sophomore album, South of Reality.

The duo bring together prog-rock (the Claypool influence) and blissfully melodic pop (the Lennon influence), in a collection of songs that — in Lennon’s words — are about “the lascivious exploits of famed JPL rocket scientist Jack Parsons, the man who not only helped America get to the moon with liquid fuel technology, but was also a Magister Templi in Aleister Crowley’s cult, the Ordo Templi Orientis.” The albums lyrical themes match the trippy prog-pop-psychedelia musical vibe of the record with some fascinating results.

This Friday, April 12th Clayppol and Lennon bring their delirium for a show to The Fillmore Philadelphia and a performance at this week’s XPN Free At Noon at World Cafe Live.

Below, listen to “Boriska.”

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