Incus

Incus

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Dynamic, mesmerizing, and unique, w/ well crafted catchy songs that pull people onto the dance floor. Stunning to both the ears and the eyes, with gorgeous arrangments and dancers. "World Tribal Medicine Rock"

Biography

About incus
Incus is a wonderfully interactive group that mesmerizes it's audience, and manages to sweep an entire festival into a heart felt dance party and sing along.
Chosen as "Band on the Verge" in Relix Magazine's January 09 issue, Incus is a combination of glorious light and soul stirring dark. "Under the powerful vocals and drums that drive Incus's music is a soul that is rare. If Incus is dark, then it is dark like the woods under a full moon: unexpectedly bright, full of brilliant stars, inviting, warm, natural and seductive." J. Bonni, Boston's Weekly Dig

Incus's full sonic spectrum has moved audiences from Boston to Miami to LA and back. An article in Boston's Weekly Dig suggested that they would be better suited performing in the woods around a fire in front of thousands, than on stage at a bar. Strangely enough, the band took up the idea and has since been a major headliner at fire festivals all across the country.

Drawing on influences from Middle Eastern, Native American, African and Eastern European musical traditions, Incus is redefining the American Tribal music movement. In addition to five national tours and an independent CD release ("Burning Thread") with guest vocalist Yanka Rupkina, vocalist/composer Jason Cohen is also known for his work developing the "Forestdance Gatherings".

There is certainly a magic that is almost impossible to describe about the band's live show. In both their music and ideology, Incus embraces darkness and embodies light. Experiencing Incus can be deeply emotional, uplifting and joyous. Incus's fiery energy has been gaining national recognition.

"Fire and Bone", the bands new full length album was released in Nov. of '08 and is currently receiving acclaim and lots of airplay on college radio.



Lyrics

In and Instant

Written By: Jason Cohen

In an Instant

In an instant, around the fire,
In your eyes, I saw eternity.

Didn’t we smell the truth?
Didn’t we feel as one?
Didn’t we meet out of time?
Didn’t we call the dragonflies?

And now I’m so thirsty,

I want to drink you up, eyes as cups.
I need to drink you up, eyes as cups.

Didn’t we shed our thickest skin?
Didn’t we share the same breath?
Didn’t we sweat the truth?
Didn’t we hear the crows sing, “yes you fools”?

And now I’m so thirsty,

I want to drink you up, eyes as cups.

In an instant, around the fire.
In your eyes, I saw eternity.
And now I am so thirsty.
I am resting comfortably in your belly.
And above, and below.

All Hallow's Eve

Written By: Jason Cohen

The man:
It’s all hollow’s eve again
Now is when the veil is thin
I can sense you everywhere
I have missed you much my dear

I have gone on living and waiting
Then out of the corner of my eye
I thought I saw you dancing
Please won’t you send me a sign,

The ghost:
I’m here, my dear between the worlds
Alone, outside I don’t know where I am

I’ve been flowing like water
My focus has been so unclear
When are you coming to join me
Please won’t you send me a sign

The man:
We vowed that we would wait
If death should (come and) separate
My friends think I’m insane
As my vices wax and wane

I stand before you mirror
With the brush that still holds your hair
The candles are lit, let this be it
Please won’t you send me a sign,

The ghost:
I can, feel you, right here next to me
So close, so close please breath me in

I feel like the veil is shifting
Again we will run out of time
A whole nother year of drifting
Please won’t you send me a sign

Both together:
Please won’t you send me a sign,
Please won’t you send me a…, Please won’t you send me a sign

(the mirror breaks?)

Shine

Written By: Jason Cohen

SHINE
Verse 1

Sometimes it’s dark outside, sometimes it’s dark inside
Sometimes the light shines so bright it puts tears in our eyes
Ahhhh, ahhhhh, ahhhh, ahhh

Sometimes you play it safe
Sometimes you take a chance
Sometimes they love you for your lipstick and your underpants
Ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhhh, ahhhhhh,

Chorus
Sometimes the moon shine, the stars shine,
The sun shine, sometimes we shine,
We shine, we shine, we shine , we shine, some-------times------------------------
We shine.

Verse 2

Sometimes we’re down to earth
Sometimes we know our worth
Sometimes we feel like gods, being birthed
Ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhhh, ahhhhh,

Sometimes we wear our wings, our masks and things,
There is so much life, we are exploding
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhhh, ahhhhh,,

Chorus

The moon shines, the stars shine, the sun shine, we shine
Are you (we) still awake, are you (we) dreaming, we create our lives, with what we’re expecting (wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up)

Sometimes it’s dark outside, sometimes it’s dark inside
Sometimes it’s simply ok to know that we’re divine
Ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhhh, ahhhh,

Sometimes we come alive, we begin to writhe, as we do our serpent dances around the fire,
Ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhhh,

Chorus

Will U Make Me Better

Written By: Jason Cohen

You lie there next to me
At least one of us got to sleep
Through the stillness, I can feel you breath
Through the darkness, I think I see your wings

And I don’t know what to do

Will you make me better
Will you make me better, and I you,
I know you’ll make me feel better, thank you
But will you make me better, and I you, and I you

You move through here like the wind
But you leave a little something with me
A taste that’s both bitter and sweet
And reminds me of when I felt complete

And I don’t know what to do

Will you make me better
Will you make me better, and I you,
I know you’ll make me feel better, thank you
But will you make me better, and I you, and I you

Weight (Wait)

Written By: Jason Cohen

The snake smells with its tongue
We sniffed at eachother, yes it was fun
The serpent swallows its tail
The circle closed, how is this done
Do you feel my weight, am I really that small?
Do you feel my weight, or do you feel nothing at all?
Do you feel my weight?
Another trip on round the sun
The reel is ending
I push down my pain
And I'll keep down the shades
Do you feel my weight, am I really that faint?
Do you feel my weight, or do you feel nothing at all?
Yes I'm part empty and my throat is so dry
I witness your feast, as both our loves die
I tell myself, it's healthy to change
But I am so heavy, a burden for two
I know we both are the same
Do you feel weight, are you really that small?
Do you feel my weight or are you that afriad?

Discography

Burning Thread '04
Live and Acoustic at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors '06
Live at PSG 07'
Fire and Bone Nov. 08'

Set List

Our set list differs from show to show. We have three hours of material and alter our show based on venue and needs. We bring belly dancers and fire spinners when appropriate. We offer both plugged in sets that are more rocking, and unplugged sets that are more mesmerizing and have a more cultural and world music feel.