Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace just released their eighth studio album ‘Curve’ on Tuesday (April 17) via eOne Music. The first official single, ‘As Fast As You Can’, is impacting radio this month. Our Lady Peace founder and lead singer Raine Maida says, “‘As Fast As You Can’ borrows from the early age of jazz where it was thought of as having a ‘voodoo’ type effect on women. It’s about losing yourself or escaping through the music. We wanted this song to feel strangely optimistic.” RCRD LBL added, “It’s a boisterous and propulsive rocker that sheds off the pretension of contemporary rock, sounding, ultimately, like it could belong to any recent decade.”
A stream of the track can be heard via Soundcloud below.
Our Lady Peace is set to release their eighth studio album ‘Curve’ on April 17th on iTunes. The album’s cover features Canadian heavyweight boxer George Chuvalo, whose vocal excerpts are featured in the album’s tenth and final track ‘Mettle’. ‘Curve’ was recorded at singer Raine Maida’s studio in Los Angeles.
“When we look back at what we respect about what we’ve done, whether it’s things from ‘Naveed’ or things from ‘Spiritual Machines’, it’s tapping into those feelings and trying to find that place again where we exist as artists,” Raine told Exploremusic.com, “and the record really goes deep into those spaces, so it’s getting back to what I think the best parts of this band are… I think people are gonna be pretty surprised where this record goes.”
‘Curve’ Track Listing:
2. “Fire in the Henhouse”
4. “Window Seat”
5. “As Fast As You Can”
6. “If This Is It”
7. “Will Someday Change”
8. “Find Our Way”
Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida hit the streets of Toronto to busk and raise $30,000 for War Child Canada to build a school in the Congo. Check out a video clip documenting the day, featuring Raine performing his new solo single ‘Yellow Brick Road’, below. The video serves as the official video for Raine’s first solo album ‘The Hunter’s Lullaby’, released last month.
A pair of full-length clips featuring Our Lady Peace performing during their sold-out show at Casino Regina in Saskatchewan on Thursday (July 20) have been posted online. Watch ‘Will the Future Blame Us’ and ‘In Repair’ via YouTube below.
Our Lady Peace are out with the video to their new single ‘Will The Future Blame Us’, from the album ‘Healthy In Paranoid Times’. Watch it online below.
99X Mistle Toe Jam 2005 featured O.A.R. and Violent Femmes on day one (December 4) and Coheed & Cambria and Our Lady Peace on day two (December 5). The gigs took place at Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out pictures from WireImage (day 1 / day 2).
Rock acts on television this week include Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Monday; Relient K, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Our Lady Peace, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday; Sum 41, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Thursday; and Matt Pond PA, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Friday.
Our Lady Peace are out with the video to their new single ‘Where Are You’, from the album ‘Healthy in Paranoid Times’, released on August 30th. Watch the video online below.
Molotov, Our Lady Peace, Nickelback, and Cypress Hill performed at the 2004 Coors Light Mountain Jam on Saturday (August 14) at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and WireImage (pressroom / show).
Rolling Stone caught up with Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida on the band’s progress on their forthcoming album being produced by Bob Rock, and set for a January release. Inspired by Rock’s work on Metallica’s ‘St. Anger’, the band has done all the recording live. “With Metallica, he just recorded everything — no ProTools, no overdubbing, no fixing stuff — and then picked the best pieces and put them together,” says OLP frontman Raine Maida. “We’re trying to take that approach, where it’s that raw.”