Our Lady Peace Become Heavyweights On 8th Album Curve
Almost reaching a two decade career the band Our Lady Peace have proven to be 'Heavyweight'-s. Till this day their fifth album 'Gravity' has proven to be their most successful one although it did not topped the chart in their home-country Canada.
'Musically brave' was the main topic surrouding their album. Despite the fact that it is hard to define it basically is a process every band(-member) goes through in career/life. They might have surpassed their point in life that other people's opinions do not matter that much as drummer Jeremy Taggart states "We just tried to let our ideas flow without worrying about radio or anything like that."
Just a couple of days before the release the band will kick off their tour in London, ON. To celebrate the release the band will make a stop at their home-town Toronto for a show in The Phoenix. The tour will end in Seattle on April 20th. An exclusive pre-sale on tickets begins Feb. 8 for fans who are signed up to the Our Lady Peace mailing-list.
Artist: Our Lady Peace
Release date: 04/3/12
Label: Coalition Entertainment
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"This is the record we've been trying to make for the past 10 years. There's something to be said about being beaten up and being able to dust yourself off and get back in the ring," says vocalist/lyricist and founding member Raine Maida about the new album, which was once again recorded in Toronto and his own L.A. home recording studio with co-producer Jason Lader. Lader's impressive resume includes production work on Jay-Z's "99 Problems," along with Mars Volta, Julian Casablancas, Rilo Kiley, Elvis Costello and Noah & the Whale.
"Jason and I had a very frank discussion about the early recordings of Curve before he came in," says Maida. "He asked why we weren't making a record that we'd like to listen to ourselves. That was our impetus for abandoning what we started, bringing in Jason and truly challenging ourselves to come up with something more authentic and inspired. He helped us operate without the filter predicated by walking the major label tightrope."
Curve is the result of the band taking creative and artistic risks with their proven methods, featuring such dynamic new songs such as "Mettle," "Fire In The Henhouse," "As Fast As You Can," "Window Seat," and "Rabbits."
"While writing for Curve the focus was on being musically brave," states bassist Duncan Coutts. " It became the mantra in our sessions."
"This feels the most like it did in the early days," says drummer Jeremy Taggart, who has been with the band from the start, since he was 17. "We just tried to let our ideas flow without worrying about radio or anything like that. It's easier to be creative when you let something grow naturally as opposed to trying to fit in into something."
And while Raine has been getting recognition for his social activism, the new album is personal, not political. He recently recorded an agitprop protest anthem, "Fight the Good Fight," which is included on the Occupy This Album (out spring), with artists including Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Willie Nelson, Tom Morello, Joan Baez, Steve Earle & James McMurtry and Mogwai, among others, as well as being involved in organizations like War Child, targeting at-risk youth in war-torn countries, and Apathy is Boring.
Says Raine, "Curve is more about us, going through this reawakening and independence and hopefully creating a deeper connection with our audience."
Our Lady Peace Tour Dates
March 29th - London, ON - Concert Theatre
March 31st - Peterborough, ON - The Venue
April 2nd - Montreal, ON - Corona
April 3rd - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
April 5th - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
April 6th - Buffalo, NY - Club Infinity
April 7th - Detroit, MI - St Andrew's Hall
April 8th - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
April 10th - North Bay, ON - The Wall
April 12th - Thunder Bay, ON - Community Auditorium
April 13th - Winnipeg MB - Garrick
April 16th - Calgary, AB - Flame Central
April 17th - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
April 19th - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
April 20th - Seattle,WA - The Crocodile Cafe
"Curve" by Our Lady Peace - release date: 04/3/12..