Incubus looks poised to return in a big way in 2015. In a new interview with Billboard.com, the band announced that it’s just signed with Island Records and plans to release two new self-produced EPs next year. The first one is slated to drop as early as February.
The announcement comes on the heels of Incubus’ stunning performance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert this past weekend, where the alt rockers debuted their new single “Trust Fall”. According to lead guitarist Mike Einziger, the propulsive track serves as a preview of what’s to come in the new year. “It’s pretty indicative of where we are now. It’s pretty ambitious.”
Although Incubus will be issuing two separate EPs, Einziger noted that both releases would be connected. “We’re planning on releasing two installments that will total an album, two EPs,” he explained. Thus far, the recording process has been going smoothly — “amazing” in Einziger’s words — thanks to a more relaxed schedule. “We didn’t have any plans to make this record,” he said. “Just having no horizon to look at was important for us. We needed that.” The two EPs will serve as the follow-up to 2011’s If Not Now, When?.
When discussing other new tracks in the works, the guitarist pointed to one called “Make Out Party”, calling it the band’s “heaviest” to date. He also highlighted a song entitled “Dance Like You’re Dumb”, describing it as “Our version of a loud aggressive rock song” and that is “definitely not what someone would expect from us.”
Below, watch footage from the band’s live debut of “Trust Fall”.