Having completed touring in support of its latest Epic album, “A Crow Left of the Murder,” Incubus is turning its attention to Hollywood. The band will spend the first half of 2005 working on soundtrack material for the action film “Stealth,” as well as the score for an as-yet-untitled documentary about legendary surfboard shaper Al Merrick.
“This will be stuff that is largely out or character for us, which is exciting,” frontman Brandon Boyd tells Billboard.com. For “Stealth,” due in late July and starring Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel and Josh Lucas, the band “will be writing Incubus songs, but tied to the scenes. Kind of ala Queen in ‘Highlander,’ which I’m a huge fan of,” Boyd enthuses.
He says the band is particularly excited to be working on the Merrick documentary, which “showcases his life but also the lives of the surfers who have ridden his boards. That’s a holy grail for us. We’re just a bunch of surfers playing music as a different form of expression.”
With these projects on the front-burner, Boyd theorizes that Incubus’ next studio album is at least a year off. “We know we aren’t going to do an Incubus record right away,” he says. “We probably won’t do that, I wouldn’t think, until early 2006.”
As previously reported, the band today (Nov. 23) released a concert DVD, “Alive at Red Rocks,” taped this summer at the famed Colorado venue.
Incubus is also eyeing the next release in its official bootleg series, which is sold through its Web site. “We have every show we did this year, so we’ll start sifting through some of them,” Boyd says. “There will be something I’m sure in the next couple of months.”
In related news, Boyd pled guilty to disorderly conduct yesterday in New York, stemming from an October incident in which a knife was found in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport. He was fined $250.