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Incubus Promise First Album in Five Years 'Soooooooon'
It's been almost five years since Incubus released a new album. But that career-long layover is about to end as guitarist Mike Einziger tweeted on Tuesday (Jan. 24) that an album is coming "Soooooooon."
While a spokesperson for the band's label said no additional details were available at press time, Einziger promised in a subsequent tweet that "this new album is not mellow," and apologized on Wednesday morning (Jan. 25) for teasing such big news without any concrete information about the follow-up to their last full-length, 2011's If Not Now, When?
I apologize for teasing everyone. It's driving me crazy too...I literally cannot wait to play all these songs for you!— Michael Einziger (@MichaelEinziger) January 25, 2017
Singer Brandon Boyd is a bit excited too.
The guitarist's recent Twitter action, though, offers a few more clues as to what's in store. Last week Einziger posted a picture snuggling with Skrillex, just days after a snap in which he thanked Tesla boss Elon Musk for giving the pair a sneak peek at the new Model X car.
On Jan. 16 Einziger announced that "album and tour announcements coming very soon!!," a day after he revealed that the group had finished recording and had started mixing the untitled album. "You'll hear new songs very soon!!" he wrote.
Soooooo close!!! Album and Tour announcements coming very soon!!! @IncubusBand 2017!!!!— Michael Einziger (@MichaelEinziger) January 17, 2017
Ahhhhhh so close! We finished recording and now mixing....you'll hear new songs very soon!! --— Michael Einziger (@MichaelEinziger) January 15, 2017
So far, this five-second clip of Einziger shredding from December is as close as fans have gotten to hearing any new music.