New A Perfect Circle song
2013-10-14 by SitarHero | 86 Comments
Alternative rock supergroup A Perfect Circle have just released their first new song in nearly a decade. Entitled 'By And Down', the song will be part of a Greatest Hits compilation slated for release in November.

You can hear the track here:
http://www.spin.com/articles/a-perfect-circle-by-and-down-stream-three-sixty-greatest-hits/
Tagged: A Perfect Circle

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Imperial
October 14th 2013
1733 Comments


Can we get a full APC or Tool album please. Maynard is busting our balls so hard.

BigPleb
October 14th 2013
37232 Comments


Sweet, project is better than Tool.

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins on Io

dupuisj8
October 14th 2013
62 Comments


Is this some kind of sick joke ?

CK
October 14th 2013
4930 Comments


Heard the song last night and it's not that good

Digging: Death - Human

bloc
October 14th 2013
34926 Comments


Pretty boring sadly

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2013
10869 Comments


What's wrong with this? I think it's pretty good actually. I'd like another APC album please.

jmh886
October 14th 2013
844 Comments


This song is good. Anything with Maynard's voice, I'm happy with. Having said that, new Tool would be a bajillion times cooler.

ReAnimator
October 14th 2013
321 Comments


Yeah this is great

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Dunpeal
October 14th 2013
3689 Comments


2.5 albums and they decide it's time for a greatest hits???? fucking lol

MasBarHigeuoris21
October 14th 2013
1604 Comments


This just a tease. Like the song but I'm still waiting for a new APC album. Maybe one day it will come

SitarHero
October 14th 2013
4698 Comments


Yeah, song is pretty meh.

SitarHero
October 14th 2013
4698 Comments


"What's wrong with this?"

It's pretty unengaging compared to the Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step material.

MO
October 14th 2013
18866 Comments


booooooooooring

VicariousIntent
October 14th 2013
1594 Comments


Unbelievably bland, crushingly disappointed. Everyone in that band sounds so fucking bored. The emotion behind those first two records is completely gone, and they're just phoning it in here. Awful.

MO
October 14th 2013
18866 Comments


bam

Dunpeal
October 14th 2013
3689 Comments


idk bout all that, but it does sound surprisingly uninspired considering they haven't done anything new in so long

Departures
October 14th 2013
890 Comments


Good song but we don't need a greatest hits.

Apollo
October 14th 2013
10336 Comments


Not bad....not great though

Apollo
October 14th 2013
10336 Comments


The ending of the song is pretty awesome actually

evilford
October 14th 2013
22828 Comments


Yeah he's been tickling everyone's balls for years about a new Tool album, on and off teasers about possible new shit and then he releases a new APC song....Maynard being Maynard. Loves fucking with everyone

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CosmicPie
October 14th 2013
1078 Comments


Eventually people are going to get tired of being fucked with.

Dunpeal
October 14th 2013
3689 Comments


well, to be fair, if ppl just stopped riding his nuts so hard and just go about their dailys it wouldn't be a big deal

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2013
10869 Comments


Yea imo the reason he fucks with his fans is because lots of them worship him like a god and he finds that funny. He's notorious like that.

evilford
October 14th 2013
22828 Comments


I agree. I love Tool's work but I've been laughing about all this "new album" news cuz I know how much he loves to fuck with people. I'll believe there's a new album if/when it's released.

CosmicPie
October 14th 2013
1078 Comments


True. I don't give into the mind games. If an album comes out, I'll check it. If not, that's cool too. Although the people who are playing the game are going to get tired of it... unless they enjoy being a jackass.

Darkwatch025
October 14th 2013
186 Comments


Song is great.


Hermano
October 14th 2013
60 Comments


didn't hate it. not worth projecting so many emotions guys. I'll take this over no song

Edit: thought it had finished, ending was cool as fuck.

Dunpeal
October 14th 2013
3689 Comments


orale compa!

SmashingPumpkin
October 14th 2013
38 Comments


Studio version sounded like it lacked some oomph. At least compared to when they played it in Summer 2011. Good song though.

TheEarthVolta
October 14th 2013
13 Comments


The intro kinda sucked, but the rest of the song fucking rules.

Ending gave me asmr. Mad brain boners doe.

sapient
October 14th 2013
2105 Comments


not bad, but the APC fan in me secretly wished for this to be something closer to The Hollow or The Outsider

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CK
October 15th 2013
4930 Comments


Two very different songs

derkaderka
October 15th 2013
60 Comments


Pretty decent song.

SitarHero
October 15th 2013
4698 Comments


"not bad, but the APC fan in me secretly wished for this to be something closer to The Hollow or The Outsider"

Yeah, or even Judith. Something heavy.

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2013
10869 Comments


Or Orestes. Wouldn't mind another song like that.

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


Orestes & Brena are favs off of Mer

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2013
10869 Comments


Orestes is one of my favorite songs of all time.

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


idk bro, The Bad Touch is pretty hard to beat

DrGonzo1937
October 15th 2013
5974 Comments


That song was great, but I'm seriously getting annoyed by Maynard being a lazy bastard.

JUST MAKE A NEW FUCKING ALBUM ALREADY!! Nobody cares about Puscifer

Digging: Ilenkus - The Crossing

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


lol that last part. also i'm sure he just as equally does not care about what his fans want

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2013
10869 Comments


Nice dig Gonzo. Maynard is really passionate about Puscifer. I'm not a fan of it but he loves it.

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


V is for Viagra had some jams on it, but those were remixes so yeah

Rowan5215
October 15th 2013
27199 Comments


V is for Vagina kinda sucked dick but Conditions of my Parole was fantastic

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Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


V is for Vagina, but that's not the album i referenced. just wanted to throw that out there

DrGonzo1937
October 15th 2013
5974 Comments


Puscifer are dogger imo. And while he might not "care what his fans think", they are the reason why he is where he is today. (making wine?) So he holds some responsibilty to making some new material on at least one of his bands!

7 years waiting for the new Tool album? Fucking low man.

Rowan5215
October 15th 2013
27199 Comments


Yeah V Is For Vagina is the original and Viagra is the remix if I'm remembering right
Honestly the new Tool album will probably suck if it ever does come out because he obviously couldn't care less right now

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


maynard does not strike me as the money grubbing type. he seems to be more dedicated to his passion, so I don't think he owes anyone anything. unless I were to lend him a dub or something, then of course he would owe me

Rowan5215
October 15th 2013
27199 Comments


Not saying he's money greedy, not at all, in fact refusing to release an album for 7 years would seem to indicate the opposite. I just think he's largely lost his passion for music.

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


my bad dude, i meant that towards Gonzo

DrGonzo1937
October 15th 2013
5974 Comments


And I'm not saying he's money grabbing either. When did I say that? I said he was lazy and ignorant to his fans.

DrGonzo1937
October 15th 2013
5974 Comments


As for the Tool album sucking, as much as i want to believe that, I just don't think it will be -musically. The only drawback will be vocal work because, as Rowan said, he's lost interest in music.

Rowan5215
October 15th 2013
27199 Comments


I don't think he's doing this Tool thing to piss off his fans I just think he doesn't want to release an album he knows is subpar and that he doesn't have passion for
But y'know, what do I know

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


you didn't say it, but it's sorta implied in your statement that he "owes his fans" for his success

i'm guessing that he doesn't see it as "he owes" anyone for whatever money/success he has acquired, so in that sense does not feel obligated to pay his fans back with more albums

i'm just taking a wild guess that that's not how maynard approaches his creative process

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


my guess is he has one more full length album left in him. again, just a guess


i too think he's not really feeling the grind anymore

Rowan5215
October 15th 2013
27199 Comments


To be honest though I always preferred APC to Tool, if he does have one more full length left in him I'd rather it was an APC one

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


yeah, but my worry is that APC doesn't have the consistency/chemistry that tool has. so because of that I would have to go with tool

but with all things being equal, i might go with APC

SitarHero
October 15th 2013
4698 Comments


Yeah, as much as I'm a fan of Billy Howerdel, he just doesn't seem to have enough ideas to carry APC ,as can be seen with his pretty sporadic output with Ashes dIvide, and APC is much less of a band/collaborative writing unit than Tool. My guess is that a new album from Tool would be better than a new APC album

Imperial
October 15th 2013
1733 Comments


This song is great.

Ehngste
October 15th 2013
23 Comments


this was actually better than i was expecting. with all the pucifer bullshit i've been fearing that maynard's lost his midas touch. though this song didn't have the teeth that anything from Mer De Noms did, the overall composition is pretty interesting. it's got a nice little progress. If anything i'd call it a grower. Still not tool, but it's not as bad as everyone is saying.

iGuter
October 15th 2013
352 Comments


Years went into layering a very meh song.

Digging: Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Aspenshadow
October 15th 2013
311 Comments


The songwriting on this is great, but the performances are awful. Even Maynard sounds like he doesn't care.

Impervious
October 15th 2013
401 Comments


Greatest Hits? Off of three albums? Quit jerking off your fanbase.

zxlkho
October 15th 2013
3465 Comments


song is not that good

get off your ass, maynard.

SirDrumsalot
October 15th 2013
1586 Comments


Meh...not terrific, but not terrible.

DrGonzo1937
October 15th 2013
5974 Comments



you didn't say it, but it's sorta implied in your statement that he "owes his fans" for his success

No, you took it as money. Not everything revolves around money, mate...

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
October 15th 2013
13341 Comments


not bad

Digging: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Dunpeal
October 15th 2013
3689 Comments


@ Gonzo i don't follow you then

if his motives don't revolve around money, then why would he owe anyone anything?

the way you stated it, you said he "owes" his fans because they purchased his albums, which in turn brought him money/success

i'm saying if he doesn't do it for extrinsic rewards, and only for art's sake, then my question still remains, why does he owe anyone anything?


i certainly don't feel he owes me anything and i have purchased his albums.

he makes it, i enjoy it. that's pretty much the end of the transaction for me



CosmicPie
October 15th 2013
1078 Comments


Oh, for art's sake.


But yea, good points.

ButcherNate
October 15th 2013
45 Comments


so another APC album?

Notaflower
October 15th 2013
158 Comments


song seems half-assed.

LilLioness
October 17th 2013
2589 Comments


If this song is an indicator of what the future holds for APC, then I can do without another album. And I am tempted to say ditto for Tool.

evilford
October 17th 2013
22828 Comments


I think he owes me like $46 or something

CaptainDooRight
October 17th 2013
29963 Comments


"the song will be part of a Greatest Hits compilation slated for release in November."

what the freak is the purpose of a greatest hits compilation, i mean seriously

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LilLioness
October 17th 2013
2589 Comments


To cash in on fan devotion, despite the lack of rationale behind it. Seriously, we as music listeners should give Maynard the cold shoulder already. Maybe then he will get "inspired" again.

evilford
October 17th 2013
22828 Comments


he likes wine too much now

LilLioness
October 17th 2013
2589 Comments


Yeah. Honestly, I am sick of hearing about him and the stupid fucking vaporware that is the fifth Tool record. It is like that game The Last Guardian. I just wish people would let it be.

Impervious
October 17th 2013
401 Comments


mo' $$

Rerelease the same material that's already out there with a bonus song so people will buy it. Or allow new listeners the chance for a "best of" album. Still seems stupid since their discography is only 3 albums. Their last album was released 9 years ago. Aside from Maynard who is in the popular band Tool, this band is hardly relevant anymore unless they are still touring/releasing new music, which a new song on a compilation album is not.

LilLioness
October 17th 2013
2589 Comments


No to mention of those three albums, I am one of a handful of people who actually like Emotive.

evilford
October 17th 2013
22828 Comments


never even listened, wasn't it predominantly covers?

LilLioness
October 17th 2013
2589 Comments


Yeah, it was covers plus one original song and a "remix" of Pet. While the covers sound nothing like the originals (The Marvin Gaye cover is more atmospheric than anything else), they are interesting takes on the material.

Impervious
October 17th 2013
401 Comments


Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the albums they had. I'm against the idea of this guy jerking his fanbase off because people see "new song" and just buy the shit they already have when they could just go get the song indivually (legally purchasing, if available as one song, or ripping it from YouTube/dowloading it). That and I feel this band sells because of the association with Maynard which isn't enough justification to get a compilation album from their only three old albums.

Impervious
October 17th 2013
401 Comments


Sorry if I sound like a broken record. Slightly peeved.

LilLioness
October 17th 2013
2589 Comments


No, I agree with you. Getting older has proven to make Maynard more of an ass.

Green Baron
October 17th 2013
20010 Comments


the song is ok. would rather have new tool but i'll take this

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

PickleVai17
October 22nd 2013
155 Comments


why the fuck are they coming out with a greatest hits album? They've only released two albums.

Impervious
October 23rd 2013
401 Comments


^^Three. BUT THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING!!



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