Members of the rock band Our Lady Peace are discussing their thoughts and emotions when entering the studio to record their eighth studio album, Curve, which comes out April 3, 2012. The band has already released a single entitled Heavyweight (iTunes) and has announced a short US tour this spring (tour dates below).
“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 Raine Maida.
“[Co-producer] Jason [Lader] 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.”
“While writing for Curve the focus was on being musically brave,” states bassist Duncan Coutts. “It became the mantra in our sessions.”
Drummer Jeremy Taggart: “This feels the most like it did in the early days. 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.”
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