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Published on December 13th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Brandon Boyd On His New Single “Pocket Knife,” The Moonlight Arts Collective, Future Projects & More

Brandon Boyd is an accomplished multi-disciplinary artist, having worked as a painter, author, game-designer, philanthropist, songwriter and vocalist beyond his Incubus duties. His new solo single “Pocket Knife” combines his talents, with the evocative single art painted by Boyd and the song co-written by Boyd and producer John Congleton (Sigur Ros, Phoebe Bridgers, Lana Del Ray). “Pocket Knife” will be part of Boyd’s upcoming album Echoes & Cocoons, as scheduled for a Spring 2022 release via Wit Hustle / The Orchard, with at least one single set for release before the end of 2021.

“Pocket Knife” and Echoes & Cocoons work aside, 2021 also saw Boyd found the Moonlight Arts Collective. A community of art enthusiasts who appreciate the creative output of cultural icons who “moonlight” as visual artists, this collective features Boyd’s paintings, in addition to those of friends like Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) and actresses Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live) and Heart Evangelista (I Left My Heart In Sorsogon), and noted photographer Brian Bowen Smith. The previous year, Incubus had released the long-awaited Trust Fall (Side B) EP.

On December 9, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brandon Boyd again, this time via Zoom and embedded below; our previous conversation was in 2017 during a Live Nation junket. Beyond “Pocket Knife” and Echoes & Cocoons, we spoke about the Moonlight Arts Collective, musical influences, Boyd’s hobbies and aspirations outside of music, future plans, Van Halen and more. Additional information on Boyd and his various creative endeavors can be found by clicking here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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