On Monday, Incubus announced that they were confirmed for a concert in South Korea on July 31st at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, extending their Pacific Rim tour by an additional day. Details on the concert can be found here at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival’s website. (http://valleyrockfestival.mnet.com/) Along with the announcement of the show in South Korea, Renman indicated that ‘intimate’ shows are in the works for Berlin and London in June, and perhaps something in the Los Angeles area a bit later. Keep tuned to the World HQ for confirmation on those locations, dates, and how to get access to them.
Tuesday saw the beginning of what will inevitably be many press released related to the new album. Spin Magazine released an online article featuring photographs from Incubus’ studio work on If Now Now, When? as well as a short interview with Brandon Boyd, which can be read here: (http://www.spin.com/gallery/studio-incubus#main). Later on Tuesday Nicole Alvarez, DJ at Los Angeles radio station KROQ and long-time Incubus fan, posted her review of the album If Now Now, When? which Rennie had previewed for her a few weeks ago. Her review can be found here, on KROQ’s website: http://kroq.radio.com/2011/04/26/album-review-the-new-incubus-album...
Wednesday, Renman expanded the graphics contest for Jose’s video chat from simply an advertisement banner to graphics meant to customize the Volke site that will be used on May 4th for the vidchat itself. The specifications can be found here (http://incubushq.com/profiles/blogs/specs-for-voklecom-chat-window), and the competition will run until Tuesday the 3rd. Winners of the banner and graphics competition will have a chance to speak face to face with Mr. Pasillas during the video chat on Wednesday.
The video for "Adolescents" is now available for viewing around the world. We apologize for some of the logistical issues that prevented some of our fans in Australia and Germany to see the video but it looks like those issues have been solved.
Also on Thursday, Jake Versluis released the Incubus World HQ app for Android phones. The current app is a bit of a stripped-down version which he hopes to add functionality to gradually; the app for iPhone is currently in the process of being reviewed by Apple’s app people and should be approved for installation soon. You can find Jake’s blog post about the app here: (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mobileroadie.app_1570&am...
Early Saturday morning Mike Einziger snuck onto HQ to release the musical score for the new track Promises, Promises. He accompanied the release of the score with a short video in which he explained that he and the band are looking forward to the fans’ interpretations of their new song. The original copy of the score, which was handwritten by Mike and had the lyrics added in by Brandon (also by hand) will be auctioned off by the Make Yourself Foundation in the near future. Details to follow shortly. Proceeds will go to the Japan Tsunami relief efforts. Mike’s video and the copy of the score can be found here: http://incubushq.com/profiles/blogs/score-1
Despite some detours, some kinks in the plan, things are still rolling along. Like Burns’ mouse, we let only the present touch us, neither looking backwards in regret nor forwards with fear. There are still great things coming; the ride isn’t over yet, and it still promises to be one unlike any before it. Do stick around.