Incubus’ Brandon Boyd Covers “Goodbye Moonmen” From “Rick And Morty” & Beach House‘s “Myth“

Incubus’ Brandon Boyd has shared a couple of new covers including his takes on Jemaine Clement‘s “Goodbye Moonmen” from “Rick And Morty” and Beach House‘s “Myth.“ You can check those out below:

[via The PRP]

Incubus Have “A Handful Of New Songs” Finished

It looks like we may be getting more new music from Incubus in the near future. While responding to a fan on Twitter, Brandon Boyd confirmed that the band already have “a handful of new songs” finished.

Incubus Have Been “Writing And Recording Lots Of New Music”

It looks like Incubus have been working on new material as of late. Brandon Boyd confirmed the news via Instagram and also seemed to suggest that a new single and video are coming soon.

[via The PRP]

Serj Tankian On System Of A Down: “Maybe We’re Better Friends Because We Haven’t Made A Record In 12 Years”

Serj Tankian previously made headlines after he released a tell-all statement as a way to offer an explanation for the lack of a new System Of A Down album. Now, during an interview with Forbes, which also featured Incubus’ Brandon Boyd, Tankian said the band may actually be “better friends because [they] haven’t made a record in 12 years.”

Here’s an exchange from the chat:

“Boyd: Are you guys working on new music?

Tankian: No.

Boyd: That’s cool though.

Tankian: I don’t know if it is or isn’t. But it is what it is. The new music thing, there’s a lot of press going back and forth and I recently made a statement online, on Facebook, explaining the whole hiatus and took responsibility for it.

Boyd: When the time is right you will .

Tankian: If the time is right.

Boyd: You never want to put pressure on those kinds of processes. A little bit like, “Be brilliant now. Now!”

Tankian: It’s gotta be organic, it’s gotta feel right in every way. But also there’s no law that says a band should be together for a million years and have a million records. Actually, if you look over the years as a musicologist or a fan of music would, in any way, it’s probably regressive thinking.

Boyd: It’s true, if you feel vital, if it feels like you guys need to be together in a room then absolutely. And if it doesn’t then you shouldn’t force the issue.”

Tankian also added the following about playing live with System Of A Down:

“We really enjoy it. That’s the thing, over all these years, maybe we’re better friends because we haven’t made a record in 12 years. I think creating the record brings a lot of these intricate personality complex into writing, to the surface. But when we’re playing live we’re like, ‘Hey, how have you been? I haven’t seen you in a couple of months. How’s the family?’

And we have fun, we’re out there. It’s like playing basketball together playing a live show together. There’s no brain thing going on, it’s just enjoying it and doing it. That’s why we have a lot of fun. And we’ve become better friends because of it. Over the years touring here and there, a month here, two months. We’ve become better friends and closer with each other because of it.”

[via The PRP]