The last we left Incubus was with their 2015 EP, Trust Fall. Although a small offering, it showed the band venture back into the styles of music that fans were used to like the title track and different, sexier songs like “Make Out Party.”
While we thought that the band was plugging away at a side b to the ep, it turns out that they were recording a new album. ‘Nimble Bastard,’ the single off of Incubus’ forthcoming album 8, recalls a lot of what many older fans loved about the band. Their last full-length album, 2011’s If Not Now, When?, showed a softer, more mellow side of the band.
‘Nimble Bastard’ is an all-out rock record. It’s a display of heavier alternative rock highlighted by the percussion of José Pasillas II and guitar from Mike Einziger. Think of songs like “Sick Sad Little World” from 2004’s A Crow Left of the Murder… and this seems where some of the music inspiration might have a place marker.
The group will release their eighth album on April 21 through Island Records. Listen to the new song below. Also, check out there interview about the song and new album on KROQ as well. Incubus will be heading out on tour this summer with Jimmy Eat World, Judah & the Lion, and Atlas Genius. Visit the band’s website for ticket information.
July 6 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 7 – Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 8 – Atlanta, Ga., Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 11 – Charlotte, N.C., PN.C. Music Pavilion
July 12 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
July 14 – Holmdel, N.J., PN.C. Bank Arts Center
July 15 – Syracuse, N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheater
July 16 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
July 18 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
July 19 – Wantagh, N.Y., Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
July 20 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion
July 22 – Toronto, Ontario, Budweiser Stage
July 23 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 25 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
July 26 – Burgettstown, Pa., KeyBank Pavilion
July 27 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
July 29 – Tinley Park, Ill., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 30 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 1 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 – New Orleans, La., Champions Square
Aug. 4 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 5 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 6 – Dallas, Texas, Starplex Pavilion
Aug. 9 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
Aug. 11 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 14 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
Aug. 16 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 – Ridgefield, Wash., Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 19 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
Oct. 3 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jimmy Eat World appears on all dates except Dallas.
Judah & the Lion does not support Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto, Tinley Park, Maryland Heights, Mountain View, Ridgefield, Auburn or Morrison.
Atlas Genius appears in Morrison.