Friday, March 13, 2009

Monumental News from Incubus!

[photo courtesy of Incubus - artwork by Brandon Boyd]

"Shut up!"

Those were my exact words to Ryan when he told me the BEST news I've heard all week. Incubus has a new single on the way and THEY'RE GOING ON TOUR! Some of you Incubus fans may already be aware that they've been back in the studio recording some new stuff, but the wait is almost over. Their newest single, "Black Heart Inertia," is set to hit the radio on April 16th.

Don't get too excited though, because they're not releasing a completely new album. "Black Heart Inertia" is one of two new tracks ["Midnight Swim" being the other] that will be on their Greatest Hits collection, Monuments and Melodies, which features 13 of Incubus' most popular singles. But the boys from Incubus do not disappoint. Since this is a 2-disc collection, the 2nd disc to the album includes Incubus b-sides and rarities - like their acoustic version of "A Certain Shade of Green" [one of my faves] and a cover of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy."

Monuments and Melodies comes out on June 16th, but is available for pre-order here. It's available in the aforementioned 2-disc version for $14.99, or you can pick up a 4-LP set in vinyl for $22.99 - I just might have to buy both! And that's not all folks! If you pre-order the album, you get a special access code for a new section on called The Vault, which will have "the largest collection of rare Incubus audio, video, and photos ever assembled." Plus, you'll have "Black Heart Inertia" sent to you when it's released, and you get first dibs on pre-sale to tickets to their upcoming tour!

Which transitions into the part of this news I'm most excited about... TOUR! For anyone who's seen these guys live, you understand why - they put on one of the best live shows. It's not that they have a bunch of flashy gimmicks - because they don't. It's all about the energy they put into their music while performing. Incubus has MAD stage presence. Anyhow, the tour kicks off on July 9th in San Diego, CA, which is perfect for me because I'm moving there that month! Yay!

This post is incredibly long, so I'll just say to head to their official site for the full track listings and tour dates. You can also hear a snippet of the new single there. Needless to say, I'm SUPER excited for the album and tour. April 16th, June 16th, and July 9th cannot come soon enough.

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