Voting is now underway as part of a contest to choose a fan to create the video for the new Incubus single, "Dig." The contest was open for entry from Dec. 5-Jan. 15; fans can now vote for their favor

Voting is now underway as part of a contest to choose a fan to create the video for the new Incubus single, "Dig." The contest was open for entry from Dec. 5-Jan. 15; fans can now vote for their favorite of the 100-plus video treatments at IDigIncubus.com. The winner will be announced Feb. 13 during a cybercast from a show in Los Angeles and will see his or her video serviced for worldwide airplay.

The Feb. 13 show will be the last date of a winter North American tour in support of "Light Grenades," which debuted in November at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Incubus plays Detroit tomorrow (Feb. 2).


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







U.K. rock act Travis will unveil its fifth album, "The Boy With No Name," May 7 in the United Kingdom via Epic. First single "Closer" will be commercially released in the territory on April 23 but is streaming this week only on the band's MySpace.com site. A North American release date is pending.

"The Boy With No Name" is the follow-up to 2003's "12 Memories," which reached No. 41 on The Billboard 200. Travis' lone scheduled live date at present is an April 28 appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







The Academy Is... will return April 3 with its sophomore release, "Santi," due via Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic. The album was produced by Butch Walker and will be led by the single "Big Mess on Our Hands Tonight." The band will preview new material during a one-off Feb. 20 show at New York's Irving Plaza.

The Academy Is... broke through with 2005's "Almost Here," which has shifted 214,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last summer, vocalist William Beckett was featured on Cobra Starship's theme song for "Snakes on Plane," "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)."


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

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