On November 11th, former Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato played his first-ever solo show, tearing through much of the diverse material on the two albums he's released under his own name, 2020's Child Soldier: Children of God and 2022's Mirrorcell. Today (December 13th), he unleashed pro-shot live video from the show, of his performance of Child Soldier's "Deep Set," and announced his debut live album, 11/11/22 Los Angeles, which captures the momentous concert in full.
"You don't get many first shows," Puciato commented of the November performance at Los Angeles' Don Quixote. "Having the ability to properly document one and get high quality audio and video ... I didn't wanna regret not doing that. It's gonna be killer to look back at this 100 or even five shows from now and see how much further along the live versions of these songs are. When I hear these recordings, I instantly feel transported to that room, that night, with my bandmates onstage and friends and everyone there in attendance. A lot of love and support and passion and hard work and talent in the room. I hope it does the same for you if you were there, and resonates as strongly for people who weren't able to attend. I can't wait to do more of this and see everyone again and more of you in other places down the line."
Of the "Deep Set (Live)" video, which was co-directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera, Puciato added: "'Deep Set' feels good to lead with. One of my favorite memories of the tracking of Child Soldier: Creator of God were the vocals to this song ... incidentally recorded at the same time of year as this show. The song was always meant to feel loose and live; the recorded vocal was a front-to-back one-take that we did in a shed in Nick Rowe's (producer and live guitarist) backyard ... so bringing it to life onstage with him, and Chris (Hornbrook) for the first time felt like a nice, symbolic full circle."
11/11/22 Los Angeles will be available exclusively via Bandcamp, with the album streaming on December 20th, and vinyl pre-orders launching the same day. The 11-track collection will arrive on additional streaming services following its vinyl release in the spring.