Sunday, June 28, 2015

Song Of The Week: 6/28/15

Song: "Pantomime"

Artist: Incubus

Album: "HQ Live"

Year: 2012

Place Of Origin: Calabasas, California

Years Active: 1991-present


"Pantomime" appears to be a song about actions being louder than words. The vocalist is saying that feelings and touch sometimes say more than anything that is spoken. Expressing yourself, especially through a loving touch or showing emotions and feelings without speaking a word to each other is somewhat an even more powerful experience between two people, especially two people who are connected emotionally, physically, spiritually and even sexually. Silence is beautiful when your actions speak louder than your words! The original studio version of "Pantomime" appears on the 2004 "Alive At Red Rocks" DVD. The track appeared on a bonus disc that came with the DVD.

INCUBUS' DICOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

1995 - "Fungus Amongus" (Stopuglynailfungus Music)
1997 - "S.C.I.E.N.C.E." (Epic/Immortal Records)
1999 - "Make Yourself" (Epic/Immortal Records)
2001 - "Morning View" (Epic/Immortal Records)
2004 - "A Crow Left Of The Murder" (Epic/Immortal Records)
2006 - "Light Grenades" (Epic/Immortal Records)
2011 - "If Not Now, When" (Epic/Immortal Records)


Incubus formed as a band back in 1991 when all the members were still in high school. Their early years and first two albums featured a style that was kind of a mix between hip hop, rock music and groove orientated riffs. Almost like a mash up of Red Hot Chilli Pepper and maybe a 311 type band. 1999 saw a shift in style and sound to a more melodic, alternative rock format while still maintaining some of their groove. This stylistic change proved to be the right way to go for Incubus as 1999's "Make Yourself", 2001's "Morning View" and 2004's "A Crow Left Of The Murder" went double platinum, double platinum and platinum respectively. The past ten years have been a little more on the quiet side for Incubus as they have only released two albums in that time, 2006's "Light Grenades" and 2011's "If Not Now, When". Along with their 7 full length studio releases, Incubus has also released several live albums, EP's, video albums and a few greatest hits compilations. Currently, the band has just released an EP called "Trust Fall (Side A)" in 2015 and they plan to release "Trust Fall (Side B)" this year as well. They are touring the U.S. this summer in support of these two EP's. Incubus has sold more than 13 million albums worldwide, making them one of the more successful melodic, alternative rock acts in the music world. They perfected their style on their 1999 breakthrough "Make Yourself" and really, have a definitive sound that is all their own. While they have moments of a heavier sound, as shown on their single "Megalomaniac", they are more known for their groove.


1. Talk Shows On Mutw
2. Nice To Know You
3. Megalomaniac
4. Anna Molly
5. Wish You Were Here
6. Love Hurts
7. Adolescents
8. Drive
9. Make A Move
10. Pardon Me

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