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Incubus 2011 U.S. Tour

1st Jun 11 (Wed) Leave a comment

Gorram lacking on the PacNW dates… sigh… Incubus announced their 2011 U.S. Tour dates moments ago.

  • 8/30/11 Promowest Pavilion Columbus, OH
  • 8/31/11 AE Stage Pittsburgh, PA
  • 9/1/11 SPAC Saratoga, NY
  • 9/3/11 Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
  • 9/4/11 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
  • 9/7/11 Mohegan Sun Hartford,CT
  • 9/9/11 Comcast Center Boston, MA
  • 9/10/11 Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia, PA
  • 9/11/11 Merriweather Post Pavillion Baltimore, MD
  • 9/13/11 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA
  • 9/16/11 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
  • 9/18/11 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
  • 9/20/11 Bayfront Park Amphitheater Miami, FL
  • 9/29/11 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
  • 9/30/11 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
  • 10/1/11 The Backyard at Bee Cave Austin, TX
  • 10/5/11 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
  • 10/7/11 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/8/11 The Joint at the Hard Rock Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/9/11 Shoreline Amphitheatre San Francisco, CA

I hope more are forthcoming… no Portland, Seattle, or Vancouver dates.  Hmph.  Also, Eugene has a shiny new arena (Matthew Knight Arena).  Update 6/2 from twitter, there will be a 2nd leg…

~Dan – np: R.E.M.Monster

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Incubus “Adolescents” video

28th Apr 11 (Thu) Leave a comment

Incubus’ new one isn’t “thinking outside the envelope” or “pushing the box,” as it were… but it’s a good song… check the video for “Adolescents” here:

The vibe to “Adolescent” is (to me) similar to Morning View.  I’m digging the slowed down video part (3:30-ish).

The new album – If Not Now, When? – comes out July 12th.  You can pre-order it now.

~Dan – np: Garage A TroisOutre Mer

Incubus – Adolescents

4th Apr 11 (Mon) Leave a comment

So what was this all about on EnjoyIncubus.com?

The next Incubus album is done (see post), and they posted the first song from it on Soundcloud… “Adolescents.”  Click the image above to hear the streaming track.

Update 4/6… the album art from Brandon Boyd’s FB page

Update 4/15… Album Title, Tracklist, Release Date

If Not Now, When? is the name of the album, and it will come out on July 12th, 2011.

Tracklisting:

1. If Not Now, When?

2. Promises, Promises

3. Friends And Lovers

4. Thieves

5. Isadore

6. The Original

7. Defiance

8. In The Company Of Wolves

9. Switchblade

10. Adolescents

11. Tomorrow’s Food

~Dan – np: Madeleine PeyrouxBare Bones

New Incubus album (is done)

23rd Mar 11 (Wed) 1 comment

I like Incubus.

Sure, they started as a Mr Bungle wannabe band (Fungus Amongus), and morphed into a Faith No More wannabe band (SCIENCE / Make Yourself), and then morphed into a quite popular mainstream rock band (Morning View/etc), and then their last studio work was mainly instrumental (the CD companion to the Look Alive DVD).  Brandon Boyd is a great vocalist (a la MB/FNM’s Mike Patton) plus he’s dreamy (yeah, he’s on my switch team), Mike Einziger is an interesting guitarist/composer (straddling rock and avant-garde), DJ Kilmore brings some flavorful turntablism to the mix, and the rest of the guys hold it down mighty fine… mighty fine, indeed.

This just got posted to their webpage…

The long awaited 6th studio album from Incubus is completed! True to the Incubus legacy, this record is nothing like its predecessor, but still maintains the quintessential Incubus vibe. Stay tuned for more updates from Enjoyincubus.com.

Woot.  There are also plans for Pacific Rim touring in 2011, and U.S. tour this summer… per Brandon Boyd’s recent interview on Noisecreep, he believes that the new Incubus album will be out in August or September. No official release date has been announced.

Update 4/1 (not expected as an April Fool’s Day joke):

Incubus sent out an email on 4/1 with a link to a website (http://adolescents.enjoyincubus.com/).  The website is merely a splash page with “Adolescents / If Not Now, When? 4/4 6pm PST” on it.  Is Adolescents the name of the album?  Something else?  Check that page on 4/4/11 @ 6pm (PST) to find out…

~Dan – np: Glen PhillipsLive at Largo

Brandon Boyd of Incubus – The Wild Trapeze

7th Jul 10 (Wed) 2 comments

Incubus is heading back into the studio… but this just in…

With a career that’s spanned almost two decades, six albums, a handful of EP’s and DVD’s and a Greatest Hits album which has chronicled it all under his belt as lead singer of the multi-platinum selling band Incubus, Brandon Boyd just released his first solo album entitled, The Wild Trapeze. It’s available for fairly cheap ($10 on CD) with instant download at www.thewildtrapeze.com. The album is also exclusively available digitally on iTunes, et cetera…

Per Brandon…

“This group of songs was born of a very different process than the many my band and I have been employing for our almost two decades at work now. The Wild Trapeze began as pot induced meanderings on my dusty acoustic guitar while Incubus was off of the road, and has slowly been morphing into things that I originally could never have imagined.  So much of my identity, both personally and creatively has been attached to and related to Incubus. For better or worse! And I do believe that every person in every corner of the world asks themselves at some point on their ride, ‘Who am I…today?’ The Wild Trapeze is an exercise in self reliance.”

Lofty… I’m sure he’s biased. ;) I’m downloading it now… looking forward to it…

~Dan – np: George HrabTrebuchet

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Michael Einziger = end.>vacuum

1st Jul 08 (Tue) 2 comments

In 2003, a side-project release of Michael Einziger‘s totally caught me off guard and shot past many familiar names in my musical interests to become my favorite CD of 2003. That CD was Time-Lapse Consortium‘s Live at the Roxy Theatre 1/24/2003:

FYI, Michael Einziger is the guitarist for rock band Incubus (the fuzzy guy below).

That Time-Lapse Consortium CD still feels fresh and exciting to me. It totally caught me by surprise.

Anyway, just today, a bulletin was posted on the Incubus MySpace page, which led me to this endvacuum.com note from Mike:

simply stated, end.>vacuum is a jagged collection of orchestral music i have been writing for the past year. a horrendously turbulent, and at times serene, aural interpretation of complex patterns and geometric shapes that assemble themselves firmly into my consciousness. a 40 minute-long insomnia-induced orchestral anxiety- attack. (sounds like heaven, right?)

under normal circumstances, i play guitar in a band called incubus. but last year i was forced to stop playing for several months due to a wrist injury that required surgery, as well as a time-intensive recovery. without the option of picking up a guitar, it was during that idle time that i began to write music for the orchestra, which became like a musical game of ‘tetris’ for me. a huge challenge on both cerebral and intellectual levels. I don’t know if it’s any good, either.

rather than record this music and release it as an album, i thought it would be much more risky and fun to for the maiden voyage of ‘end.>vacuum’ to happen as a live, unedited performance in front of my family, friends, and fans. with all mishaps intact.

the music will be performed in nine movements, by a group of musicians i am calling ‘the graviton modern ensemble‘. it will be a mixture of professional philharmonic players and friends. throughout the piece, i will play a variety of different instruments (sans guitar) alongside my brother, benjamin einziger, and my good friend blake mills. suzie katayama will be conducting.

to make this event even more heavenly, the first part of the program will consist of a lecture by my friend and esteemed british physicist, dr. brian cox. he is a world-renowned scientist who acts as a science correspondent for the BBC, and is currently conducting monumental research at the large hadron collider at CERN. the large hadron collider is a particle accelerator, and is the most powerful/ complex/expensive machine ever built by humans (google it). his talk will be a discussion on particle-physics and the mind-bending potential for major discoveries at CERN in the near future.

all this could make for an amazing evening at UCLA, or it could be a train-wreck. we’ll all decide that together.

So, yeah… a new non-rock, compositional piece from Michael Einziger. I’m stoked. I don’t know if it’ll be in the same vein as Time-Lapse. I doubt it, but I don’t really care. I’m sure it’ll be some interesting music.

The skinny:
Michael Einziger’s END.>VACUUM
A Realization in Nine Movements
August 23, 2008 at UCLA’s Royce Hall
endvacuum.com

~Dan – np: IsisIn the Absence of Truth

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