Puscifer Pays Tribute to Maynard James Keenan’s Late Dog MiHo in “A Singularity” Video

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Losing a pet hurts.

In 2021, Tool and Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan lost his Yorkie MiHo, a dog he’s spoken about in numerous interviews and that clearly had a profoundly positive impact on his life.

As a tribute to his lost pup, Puscifer dropped a new video for “A Singularity (Re-imagined by Carina Round).” This video centers completely around  Keenan’s dog in black and white, containing footage of him playing with the dog and her enjoying life.

On Instagram, Keenan wrote about the video,

“On Oct. 7, 2021, I lost my Muse. Deadly Little MiHo lost her 2 year battle with pancreatitis and kidney disease. We thought we lost her in late 2019, so I panicked and wrote her this song. We were certain she was done for. But we were blessed with a second chance and a bit more time. I rarely share things like this. Too painful. But this one can’t be kept bottled up.

He continues,

“As I have mentioned before, she has been hiding in most of my vocal tracks since 2005. She was either in or near the vocal booth every time I tracked. Her sigh, her bark, sniffle, sneeze. Her jingling collar. Her squeaky toys. Usually poorly timed. Performance Credits- @PUSCIFER – V is for V*****Don’t Shoot the Messenger EP, V is for V***** remixes, C is for…EP, Conditions of My ParoleAll Re-Mixed UpDonkey Punch the Night EP, Money $hotMoney $hot Your Re-LoadExistential ReckoningExistential Reckoning Re-Wired. @APERFECTCIRCLE – “By & Down” single, Eat the Elephant. @TOOLMUSIC – 10,000 DaysFear Inoculum.”

Puscifer bandmate Carina Round said the following about the song and video,

“Maynard’s vocal for this song is synonymously a sorrowful hymn and a siren of celebration. I wanted the main vocal and the bass and drums to be anchors in a sea of jubilant chaos. A kind of controlled cacophony of celebratory joy. Familiar, but a bit unnerving. The horns and saxes at the end are all moving together but somehow so loose, dispersing off into foam and then coming back together into one harmonious wave and then breaking off again, cascading. I feel excited when it’s over and like I want to get back on the ride. Birds, a charm of finches bookend the song. You can feel their energy. And within, there’s Maynard’s lone whistle, mimicking them. The one who keeps them alive and in turn draws his own life force. The synergy of composure and chaos in a dance reverence.”

The reimagining comes off of Puscifer’s upcoming Existential Reckoning: Rewired remix album, which also includes remixes from Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and more.

See the full tracklisting and newly announced tour dates below.

  • “Bread and Circus” (Re-imagined by Mat Mitchell)
    “Apocalyptical” (Re-imagined by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
    “The Underwhelming” (Re-imagined by Juliette Commagere)
    “Grey Area” (Re-imagined by Troy Van Leeuwen & Tony Hajjar)
    “Theorem” (Re-imagined by Sarah Jones & Jordan Fish)
    “UPGrade” (Re-imagined by Justin Chancellor & Scott Kirkland)
    “Bullet Train To Iowa” (Re-imagined by Alessandro Cortini)
    “Personal Prometheus” (Re-imagined by Greg Edwards)
    “A Singularity” (Re-imagined by Carina Round)
    “Postulous” (Re-imagined by Phantogram)
    “Fake Affront” (Re-imagined by Gunnar Olsen)
    “Bedlamite” (Re-imagined by Daniel P. Carter)

Tour dates:

  • May
    18 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
    23 – Asheville, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
    27 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival
    28 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
    30 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center Main Theater
  • June
    1 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Baltimore
    2 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Casino
    3 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center
    10 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Olympia Theatre
    12 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
    13 – Manchester UK – Manchester Academy
    15 – London, UK – TBA
    17 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
    20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
    21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryshuset
    26 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
    27 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
    28 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
    30 – Belfort, France – Eurockeennes Festival
  • July
    1 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 Poppodium Tilburg
    2 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
    4 – Barcelona, Spain – Club Razzmatazz
    6 – Lisbon, Portugal – Nos Alive Festival
    7 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival

Watch the video below.


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