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Brandon Boyd of Incubus performs at PNC Music Pavilion on Aug. 9, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. 

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?

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.

So far, this five-second clip of Einziger shredding from December is as close as fans have gotten to hearing any new music.