Incubus, one of my favorite bands, has a new cd that is being released today. It is titled Light Grenades and the first single released is called Anna Molly. By the sound of the first single, they are picking up right where they left off from there previous album, but knowing them they have found a way to reinvent their sound again, exploring a whole new world in music. That is what I appreciate most about them, they keep changing their styles. They started out as sort of a thrash jazz band, and then moved their way closer to a funk heavy metal group, then on to lighter soulful rock, continuing to a soothing yet screeching alternative, then on to an experimental lash out jamband, which brings them to where they are now. I am not sure what they have in store for listeners now, but I am anxious to find out. Their guitarist Michael Einziger is what I believe is one of the most underrated guitarists out there. His licks are catchy but skillful, and his solo’s draw you deep within the sound. To me his works sound like a mix between a new age Jimmy Page and Tom Morello, but his are unique nonetheless. He has the crafted songwriting talents of Page, with the experimental groove like Morello. If you want a good example, find a way to listen to their last album, A Crow Left of the Murder, and listen to track 6 titled Sick Sad Little World, and track 9 titled Priceless. If you haven’t been a fan, these tracks might at least build some respect and show that they are not the screaming girl fan based band that you might believe. Or you could always go to their Official Site, enjoyincubus.com
to get a better scope into their group. They have everything from photos to tour dates, and a link to (sigh) their Myspace page.