Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

New Incubus Video Has Gone To the Dogs (And Cats)

As it prepares for the April 21 release of its new album, 8, Incubus has released the official music video for its first single, "Nimble Bastard."

The clip features a group of French bulldogs hatching a plan to kill the group members during a video shoot, stacked up on each other inside a trench coat.

Incubus - Nimble Bastard

New Album "8" Available April 21, 2017. Pre-Order "8" Now: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Incubus8 Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/amIncubus8 Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aIncubus8 GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/gIncubus8 Get "Nimble Bastard" here now: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NimbleBastard Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/amNimbleBastard Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aNimbleBastard GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/gNimbleBastard Spotify: http://smarturl.it/sNimbleBastard Follow Incubus: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/incubus/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/IncubusBand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/incubusofficial/ Official Website: http://www.incubushq.com/ Director: James Larese Producer: Cisco Newman Exec Producer: Monica Blackburn Production Company: Triggr & Bloom Music video by Incubus performing Nimble Bastard.

The song is another Top 10 hit for the band on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Radio chart, but frontman Brandon Boyd tells us it did not come easy:

"'Nimble Bastard' wad kind of a product of a year and a half of, like, heavy lifting, whereas the record was kind of like, the shape of it had already revealed itself, like most if it was done and we were just messing around with a little...It's the very first riff you hear right when the song starts, there's this percussive, almost atonal guitar thing that happens and Mike (Einziger) just start playing that. That happens quite often with us; I'm like, 'What are you doing there?' 'I dunno.' 'Do that again!'"

Incubus will be promoting 8 with a tour launching July 6 in West Palm Beach, Fla., with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.