There are a plethora of words you could use to describe By And Down the first sonic offering from progressive rock wizards A Perfect Circle but disappointing isn’t one of them. It seems that after all these years Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel and friends are just as moody as they were back in 2004.
Coming in at more than five minutes, By And Down moves towards the epic side of things, populated with the band’s trademark brooding soundscapes and creeping guitar with drums roaming freely, and the shady figure that is Keenan singing over the top of it all.
The track was apparently penned during APC’s re-emergence around 2010 and 2011 where the track made its way onto the setlist at a handful of performances.
Now set to be officially released as part of the greatest hits release Three Sixty, By And Down will be one of 16 tracks, or 19 deluxe tracks available on the 4CD/1DVD digital package expected for release internationally Tuesday, 26th November.
To keep you busy until then, head over to Spin where you’ll find the exclusive By And Down stream, or have a listen below.
Listen: A Perfect Circle – By And Down