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."
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »