Incubus Release New Song “Nimble Bastard,” Unveil Summer Tour Dates


What is this, 2002? Both Incubus and Linkin Park have decided to premiere new material today.

I kid! But Incubus haven’t released a full album since 2011, so I guess this single has been a long time coming. Sure, they put out an EP in 2015, but rabid fans have probably been chomping at the bit for more. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard anything I’ve liked by the band (“Make Yourself” and “Megalomaniac” are probably the only two tracks I’ve really enjoyed), but they just released a new tune called “Nimble Bastard” and it’s kind of catchy.

It’s typical Incubus fare, featuring guitars that bounce between clean and distorted, with familiar rhythms and chord progressions pressed up against Brandon Boyd’s always stellar vocals. The track sounds a bit muted compared to their previous material, and while I don’t feel like this single ranks amongst their best I can see it being a pretty successful release. It is growing on me already.

Enough of me telling you about it, though. Listen to the track below and make up your own damn mind about the thing. New album 8 will come out this spring via Island Records, although an exact release date hasn’t been announced yet.

The band has also shared tour dates for a massive summer run. The full list is below:

7/6 — West Palm Beach, Fla. — Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7/7 — Tampa, Fla. — Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/8 — Atlanta, Ga. — Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/11 — Charlotte, N.C. — PNC Music Pavilion
7/12 — Bristow, Va. — Jiffy Lube Live
7/14 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center
7/15 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Lakeview Amphitheatre
7/16 — Bethel, N.Y. — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/18 — Mansfield, Mass. — Xfinity Center
7/19 — Wantagh, N.Y. — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Thater
7/20 — Camden, N.J. — BB&T Pavilion
7/22 — Toronto, Ontario — Budweiser Stage
7/23 — Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/25 — Cleveland, Ohio — Blossom Music Center
7/26 — Burgettstown, Pa. — KeyBank Pavilion
7/27 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center
7/29 — Tinley Park, Ill. — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/30 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
8/1 — St. Louis, Mo. — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/2 — New Orleans, La. — Bold Sphere at Champions Square
8/4 — The Woodlands, Texas — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/5 — Austin, Texas — Austin360 Amphitheatre
8/6 — Dallas, Texas — Starplex Pavilion
8/9 — Salt Lake City, Utah — USANA Amphitheatre
8/11 — Chula Vista, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/12 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/14 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Hollywood Bowl
8/16 — Mountain View, Calif. — Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/18 — Portland, Ore. — Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
8/19 — Seattle, Wash. — White River Amphitheatre
10/3 — Morrison, Colo. — Red Rocks Amphitheatre

[via Ghost Cult]

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