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A Perfect Circle has released four studio albums, the first three during the early s: Mer de Noms , their debut album in , and followed up by Thirteenth Step in ; then in , Emotive —an album of radically re-worked cover songs. Shortly after Emotive ' s release, the band went on hiatus; Keenan returned to Tool and started up solo work under the band name Puscifer. Band activity was sporadic in the following years; the band reformed in , and played live shows on and off between and , but fell into inactivity after the release of their greatest hits album, Three Sixty , and a live album box set , A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo in late The band reformed in to record a fourth album, Eat the Elephant , which was released on April 20, Prone to downtime due to Keenan's other musical commitments, the band has featured a variety of musicians in the other roles throughout its alternating periods of activity and inactivity, and the band had changed their line-up on each albums, leaving Keenan and Howerdel as the only constant members of the band. Primus drummer Tim Alexander had briefly stood in as a drummer prior to Freese in the band's initial live shows; however, this was prior to releasing any material. Band collaborator and producer Danny Lohner and Marilyn Manson bassist Jeordie White were also members for a short period in the early s. Despite the varied cast and numerous lineup changes, the stylistic content of A Perfect Circle's songs has remained consistent with Howerdel as music composer, and Keenan writing lyrics and vocal melodies. The band's studio albums have been generally well received critically and commercially, with their first three studio albums selling 4 million copies collectively as of
Does it matter? And how did Keenan reconcile those doubts? What Keenan and his Perfect Circle partner, guitarist Billy Howerdel, made was somewhat of a departure from past albums — a quieter display of the complex emotional tableaus they made their calling card in the early s. Howerdel first discussed working on the album with Keenan — who splits his time between his other bands Tool and Puscifer, and his winemaking business in Arizona — about a year and a half ago, and from there they just waited for the right chunk of time to focus on it. It was as simple as that. Howerdel started tracking music last summer; they paused for a brief tour and finally mastered the album in January. Keenan says the whole process has just been a constant push to the finish line. One bite at a time. How did you decide to start working on a new A Perfect Circle album? With everything I do, there are deadlines for progress.