On July 12, Los Angeles rock vets Incubus will release If Not Now, When?, their seventh studio album and first in five years. Brandon Boyd called SPIN from his home near Venice Beach, CA, to chat about the record, which he says is the "most restrained, slow, and lush record we've ever written. This is by far our least 'heavy' rock album."
Pictured, from left: Bassist Ben Kenney, Boyd, guitarist Michael Einziger
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »