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Incubus releases Incubus HQ Live on Tuesday (August 14th), a CD/DVD chronicling the band's weeklong stay in the summer of 2011 at a Los Angeles storefront that included six nights of free performances and fan encounters. The package is coming out as a single CD/DVD set, a double CD/single DVD special edition, and a limited edition box set available only through the group's website. The six-day event also doubled as a celebration of the band's 20th anniversary together.
Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd said that the project came about because the band's then-new album, If Not Now, When?, was not getting a proper marketing push from its label: "We were forced into ingenuity, so we came up with this idea to set up shop in, you know, in this art gallery in Los Angeles and do the Incubus HQ and, you know, fly listeners in from different corners of the world and do, you know, these live broadcasts on the Internet. And so we started getting these ideas about subscription-based live concerts online and it ended up being a really scary and stressful project, but the fruits of it are still kind of revealing themselves."
Boyd also recently revealed that Incubus has finished its recording contract with Sony Music and are now free agents for the first time since 1996.
The band has no plans following the completion of the Honda Civic Tour, which pulls into Mansfield, Massachusetts on Tuesday.
Bassist Ben Kenney confirmed to Noisecreep that Incubus intends to take another long break between albums, explaining, "We will be doing our own things for a while and getting back in touch with other parts of our lives . . . We just the need the space to go out and live some life. We will get some ammunition to come back and do it again. We will recharge and definitely be back and believe me, this break will make coming back better."
The band took a lengthy break before the release of If Not Now, When?, which came out five years after 2006's Light Grenades.