Greg Puciato, the enigmatic singer of multiple bands (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed, The Black Queen), as well as an accomplished solo artist who Rolling Stone dubbed one of the era’s “best frontmen” and Exclaim said is one of music’s “most gifted vocalists,” has announced the Dec. 11 premiere of “Fuck Content,” a diverse and unique online streaming event.
“’Fuck Content’ is just another creative release, but in a different medium, marrying visual art, audio, live performance, studio footage….a lot of different elements together,” explains Puciato of the film. “I wanted to make the modern equivalent of a VHS release you would have bought from a band decades ago, but with more of an arthouse sensibility. Like any other thing I’ve released, and that we’ve released with Federal Prisoner, it was born from excitement, and flamed up really quickly from the initial spark into what it became. Jesse (Draxler, Federal Prisoner label-partner and acclaimed visual artist) and I were having a conversation about making a visual release, to tie into my record, that would include live performance but also much more, and got to talking about the idea of ‘content,’ how dumb and revolting the idea of, and emphasis on, ‘content’ is overall, and how the opposite of content is substance, that we needed to make sure whatever we made had real substance. We were both ranting about it and at one point I said, ‘fuck content,’ and that was the spark we needed to build up the fire to start putting this together. As we were making it, with co-directors Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera, it took twists and turns, and new ideas formed, just like making a record, and we followed them to their natural end points. This for me is a release, as much as any other, it’s not a livestream, it’s not some way to placate people who aren’t seeing shows, or to keep me busy. It’s something we sank our teeth into creatively, as much as a record, and I’m excited for everyone to see and hear what we’ve got to show them.”
Tickets, as well as a selection of limited edition merchandise exclusive to attendees, are all available now. Merchandise items include several limited-edition vinyl offerings: a black and red marble 2LP vinyl (250 copies) of Child Soldier: Creator of God, and a Fuck Content live album available on red vinyl with black blob as well as clear vinyl with red blob (both available in editions of 500). Other collectibles include a blu-ray version of the film, a signed and numbered commemorative poster, and various Jesse Draxler-designed merch items. The stream debuts on Dec. 11 at 3pm pacific/6pm eastern and remains on-demand for the following 48 hours.
“Fuck Content” is a reflection of where Puciato is in his post-The Dillinger Escape Plan life. Last week he celebrated the release of Killer Be Killed’s sophomore album, Reluctant Hero, with the band landing on the covers of both Revolver and Kerrang!, as well as debuting atop the iTunes Rock and Metal charts worldwide. His solo debut, Child Soldier: Creator of God, arrived the previous month, with Consequence of Sound saying the 15-song album delivers “an experimental yet heavy sound that echoes Puciato’s versatility as an artist.” Puciato released four videos to accompany the release, which arrived via Federal Prisoner: “Do You Need Me to Remind You?”, “A Pair of Questions”, “Deep Set”, and “Fire For Water”. In addition to the release of those two high profile albums in the past year, Puciato also contributed a noise track to Jesse Draxler’s experimental A/V release “Reigning Cement”, and surprised fans last December by joining Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell for a pair of special performances.
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