The opening track on Sons of the Sea, the self-titled debut LP of the side project by Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd and the band’s producer for the past decade, Brendan O’Brien, is a beauty. The intro is particularly great to listen to with headphones, since the mixing contains a lot of right-left speaker panning. The song has Boyd’s typical exuberance, and it comes in at #49 on my 100 top tracks of 2013 list.
- Brandon Boyd – “Runaway Train” (2010)
- Sons of the Sea – “Come Together” (2013)
- Sons of the Sea – “Lady Black” (2013)
- Sons of the Sea – “Plus Minus” (2013)
- Sons of the Sea – “Untethered” (2013)
Also, be sure to read Gregory Heaney’s review of Sons of the Sea on AllMusic if you are unfamiliar with “Jet Black Crow” or Sons of the Sea.