If It's Good To Complicate Then Both Of Us Are Doing Fine. Just Keep Your Eyes On Your Part And Leave Me Alone To Mine.
Sometimes my head gets too crowded with music. Bands old and new have to clamor above the din to be heard. One thing I've noticed I do more often now is drive in silence. Just to give my poor brain a rest. One new release, however, had no problem finding it's way to the forefront of my conciousness: Light Grenades by Incubus. I don't give a shit what any other music fan says; I absolutely adore these guys. Besides sporting what is arguably the tighest rhythm section and mad genius guitar player around, Incubus' ace in the hole is lead singer Brandon Boyd. Possessing some serious pipes and intriguing lyrical panache, Boyd is able bridge the gap between serious music geek and hardcore head banger. Acting as a solid bookend to Morning View and A Crow Left Of The Murder, LG continues to tweak and bend a unique sound Incubus began brewing on Make Yourself with great effect. Razor tight grooves wrap around sinewy guitar lines that literally sound like Mike Eizinger strangling his instrument. As a group, Incubus have a firm grasp on their identity, expertly alternating between longing ballads and rumbling riffs. A definite addition to my top albums of 2006 (coming soon!)For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Incubus: Anna Molly
Incubus: Diamonds And Coal
Incubus: Love Hurts
Incubus: Earth To Bella (Part 1)