November 2nd, coinciding with the Presidential election, APC will be releasing a collection of songs about WAR, PEACE, LOVE AND GREED, entitled eMOTIVe. eMOTIVe features new material and songs like "Imagine" by John Lennon, "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, "Let's Have A War" by FEAR.
Maynard James Keenan is known for venting his personal angst through the abstract metal of his former band Tool
and the poisoned art rock of his current outfit A Perfect Circle
. On the group's third full-length release, however, the songwriter drops the high drama and gets blunt: War is bad. Politicians are evil. The world is doomed. To support his case he delivers a handful of politically charged originals and unusual Eastern-influenced covers of crusty anti-war anthems like John Lennon
's "Imagine" and Marvin Gaye
's "What's Going On." You could never accuse Keenan of being predictable. --Aidin Vaziri