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Incubus lead singer to release solo album!
Even though Incubus is working on new music...
Lead singer Brandon Boyd is releasing a solo album.
Here's the press release!
INCUBUSÃ¢ÂÂ BRANDON BOYD RELEASES SOLO ALBUM,Ã THE WILD TRAPEZEÃ INCUBUSÃ HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIOÃ Ã Ã Ã Ã New York, NYÃ Ã¢ÂÂÃ With a career thatÃ¢ÂÂs spanned almost two decades, six albums, a handful of EPÃ¢ÂÂs and DVDÃ¢ÂÂs and a Greatest Hits album which has chronicled it all under his belt as lead singer of the multi-platinum selling bandÃ Incubus,Ã Brandon Boyd and Epic Records are pleased to announce the July 6thÃ release of BrandonÃ¢ÂÂs first solo album entitled,Ã The Wild Trapeze.Ã Fans can purchaseÃ a limited edition CD that ships with a personal letter and T-shirt featuring hand drawn artwork byÃ BrandonÃ atÃ www.thewildtrapeze.com. The album is also exclusively available digitally on the iTunes Store.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã¢ÂÂThis group of songs was born of a very different process than the many my band and I have been employing for our almost two decades at work now.Ã The Wild TrapezeÃ began as pot induced meanderings on my dusty acoustic guitar while Incubus was off of the road, and has slowly been morphing into things that I originally could never have imaginedÃ ,Ã "Ã says Brandon Boyd. Ã¢ÂÂSo much of my identity, both personally and creatively has been attached to and related to Incubus. For better or worse! And I do believe that every person in every corner of the world asks themselves at some point on their ride, Ã¢ÂÂWho am IÃ¢ÂÂ¦today?Ã¢ÂÂThe Wild TrapezeÃ is an exercise in self reliance."Ã In keeping withÃ BrandonÃ¢ÂÂs vision to make this album his very own and whatÃ BrandonÃ calls Ã¢ÂÂMusic for MusicÃ¢ÂÂs SakeÃ¢ÂÂ, he controlled the making ofÃ The Wild Trapeze.Ã BrandonÃ penned every track off the album and performed practically every instrument heard. He designed the albumÃ¢ÂÂs artwork and co-directed the video for track, Ã¢ÂÂRunaway TrainÃ¢ÂÂ (available atÃ music.AOL.comÃ today) with esteemed photographer Brantley Gutierrez. When it came to producing the album,Ã BrandonÃ could think of no one better suited for the task than renowned producer, Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) and set forth to record the album in Upstate NY over the past few months.
Up next for Brandon Boyd, another Incubus studio album. The quintet that is Incubus (vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger, bassist Ben Kenney, DJ Chris Kilmore and drummer Jose Pasillas) will head back into the studio later this summer to begin writing and recording a new studio album, tentatively scheduled for a 2011 release.Ã