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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Incubus Will Thump and Soar Through Shoreline Amphitheatre This Fall

Posted By on Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Forgive us if we can't help but wonder how Brandon Boyd's six-pack is looking these days.
  • Forgive us if we can't help but wonder how Brandon Boyd's six-pack is looking these days.
Do you miss mainstream rock radio in the early 2000s? Do you pine for sweetly voiced, shirtless-heartthrob hard rock? Do you surf?

Well, we have good news for you: Incubus, the multiplatinum-selling stalwart whose soaring singles still get frequent love from the airwaves, is back with a new album, new songs, and a new tour. The album is called If Not Now, When?; one of its first singles, "Promises, Promises," is a downbeat piano ballad; and the band will be headlining Shoreline Amphitheatre in support of these new developments this fall.

Here's "Promises, Promises," which sounds like a song Train could put out if Train was just prettily bland instead of aggressively offensive. Note the almost total lack of guitars from this once power-chord-dependent band:

Promises, Promises by incubus

Another new song, "Adolescents," sounds more like the Incubus we know:

Incubus plays Shoreline Amphiteature on Oct. 9, the last date of an extensive U.S. tour in support of If Not Now, When. The new album is due on July 12, and preordering it gets you access to tickets early if you're into that sort of thing.

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