Les Claypool makes his directorial debut in a hilarious music mockumentary

By on March 12, 2014
Electric Apricot

In the spring of 2014, moviegoers will get a backstage pass to the see the inner workings of a band that has no bounds, no limits and no clue, when Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo, finally makes its inter galactic digital debut on I-tunes and Amazon Instant March 10th, 2014.  All genres of Jam band fans will rejoice and rock out with legendary singer/bassist, Les Claypool of Primus when he makes his acting debut (ironically as the band’s drummer) in this highly entertaining cult comedy.  Written and directed by Claypool, who has always been revered as a beacon of true originality, Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo is a side-splitting music mockumentary for the massive jam band universe that pokes good loving fun at the legacies of cult jam bands.

Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo takes viewers on a humorous ride with jam band Electric Apricot as they navigate the music scene, make their first record, and their debut appearance at the one and only Festeroo.  Claypool’s goal was to create a film that would stand out from the other music movies all the while showcasing another side of the contemporary music culture. What he achieved was not only enlightenment, but also an amusing film that everyone is sure to enjoy.

The movie was originally distributed on a 35 city theatrical tour with special screenings at some of summer’s major festivals like Bonnaroo and Burning Man. To celebrate the film’s 5th Anniversary, director Les Claypool has edited a brand new “Director’s Cut” and the picture has been digitally enhanced.! The new version comes just on time for the film’s digital debut on I-tunes and Amazon Instant.  “Some people may wonder why we waited five years for our digital release” says director Les Claypool, “After a long battle to regain the rights from National Lampoon, whose owner and CEO is currently serving a long stint in federal prison for fraud, we are finally in a position to put Apricot back into circulation where it belongsOn this film in particular, the truth has often been stranger then fiction.”   Producer, Jason McHugh says, “We have been on wild ride with Electric Apricot and I am excited that Les got to fine tune a brand new director’s cut for our digital release.  Who knows, perhaps the lads from Apricot will sneak in a secret performance or two to celebrate the re-launch of this fine piece of cinema. 

Rock legends such as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Phish’s Mike Gordon, as well as, Warren Haynes and Matt Abts from Gov’t Mule appear in this fun little film that keeps on trucking! Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo also features insanely funny cameo appearances from Seth Green (Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Italian Job), Seth Green (Austin Powers in GoldmemberThe Italian Job), Matt Stone (South Park and Book of Mormon) and Arj Barker (Flight of the Conchords).

The Orchard will support Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo with a major digital release that will start March 10th on I-tunes and Amazon Instant and roll out from there. Who knows, perhaps the lads from Apricot will sneak in a secret performance or two to celebrate the re-launch of this fine piece of cinema.

SYNOPSIS

From legendary Primus bassist Les Claypool comes Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo, a spoof about jam bands told in the style of This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind.   In the spring of 2005, a young director set forth to make a documentary reflecting an element of contemporary music culture which had yet to be fully examined.  The notion was to capture something raw and original.  He searched for something unpretentious and genuine and he yearned to make a film that would stand out from other music documentaries.  Who he found was Electric Apricot and what he achieved was enlightenment. Unexpectedly, while searching for enlightenment the duality of existence was unveiled.

Standing in for the Grateful Dead and Phish is Electric Apricot, Claypool’s fictional traveling jam band.  The film follows the journey of Electric Apricot as they hit the road to make it to the pinnacle event of their career, Festeroo.  The members of the band go by the assumed names, Steve “Aiwass” Trouzdale on bass and vocals, Steve “Gordo” Gordon on guitar and vocals, Herschel Tambor Brilstien on keyboards and vocals, and
Lapland “Lapdog” Miclovik on drums and vocals.

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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