Incubus released its eighth studio album, titled 8, on Friday (April 21st), and the band is also using the occasion to celebrate its 20th anniversary as a major label recording act. Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger told us why the title of the disc is significant to him: [“Just in one symbol, it signifies 20 years of making albums, you know, of writing songs and being in studios and traveling around the world and playing concerts, and 20 years of collaboration and hardships and catastrophe and trauma and triumphs and all the things that you can imagine, you know, kinda rolled into one little number.”]
Incubus released its first album, Fungus Amongus, independently in 1995, but made its major label debut and first breakthrough in 1997 with S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
- The new disc is the band’s first full-length album in six years and follows up 2011’s If Not Now, When? and 2015’s Trust Fall EP.
- It includes the single “Nimble Bastard,” a Top 10 hit at rock radio.
- Singer Brandon Boyd said about 8 in an interview with Consequence Of Sound, “I honestly believe that each of our albums over all of these years have been accurate reflections of where we are collectively as a band . . . This album didn’t come without it’s challenges; it was a difficult album to write and I challenged myself more deeply than I have, well, since I can ever remember as a lyricist.”
- Incubus will head out on a six-week summer headlining tour with Jimmy Eat World and Judah And The Lion to support the new CD, beginning on July 6th in West Palm Beach, Florida.