To celebrate 20 years of fantastic music the legendary band Incubus have released a live album containing some of their best loved songs as well as some new numbers. The band turned a store front in La Brea Avenue into an intimate high tech venue and, using social media, invited fans along to 6nights of live performances and even some instrumental lessons from the band in2011. The album ‘Incubus HQ Live’ has now been released to co-inside with the opening of their live Honda Civic tour co-headlining with Linkin Park and spanning18 cities in America and Canada over a 4 week period. The album is available in three formats ‘Incubus HQ Live’ 16 track CD and DVD, a special edition 28 track2 CD and DVD, and a very limited edition box set.
The album is everything you could want from this band on alive album. Featuring classics such as the heartfelt ‘The Warmth’, and the inspirational ‘Make Yourself’, and their Us number one hits ‘ Drive’, ‘Megalomaniac’, ‘Anna Molly’, and ‘Love Hurts’ as well as several songs from their new album ‘If Not Now, When?’ released on 12thJuly.
‘Drive’ HQ Live
As a rule I don’t like live albums but this one is the exception. It has a close up intimate feel as if you are actually there and the sound quality is exceptional. This band has been performing live together for two decades and their experience shows as well as their affection and deep friendship for one another and their fans. You don’t just listen to this band you feel them right down into your heart and soul. Their lyrics are intelligent and sung with feeling and the instrumentals pull you along and deeper into the music. Perfection doesn’t happen often but this album comes as close as anything I have heard. 9.5/10
‘The Warmth’ HQ Live
‘If Not Now, When?’ HQ Live