is a jam fusion band featuring some of the biggest, most accomplished names in the music world: Danny Carey
), John Ziegler
) and Lance Morrison
, Don Henley
The band has some humble beginnings: Volto's first live performance involved a setlist of cover songs in a tiny jazz club somewhere in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
And now, Volto! is premiering a track off their anticipated debut album—Incitare
—titled "Tocino." Stream it above.
"'Tocino' is probably my favorite track on the new album, actually for a few reasons: If you write a tune that's eventually going to be played by others (especially where's there's jamming/improvisation involved), most of the time it ends up quite 'different' than what you've heard in your head when you create the thing in the first place," explains Volto's John Ziegler. "It could get rearranged, the players' interpretation of the parts, the sounds of the instruments, etc. i'm sure most songwriters have experienced this situation, but this tune actually came out exactly how I heard it in my feeble little mind!
"The song was written in a simple blues form, with a few rhythmic tricks thrown in to make it all work in a more 'VOLTO!' kind of way," Ziegler continues. "I was trying to come up with something that maybe Tony Williams or Alphonse Mouzon would hopefully have wanted to jam on, in a nice compact yet combustible package. Our engineer, Joe Barresi, captured a fantastic performance—a really powerful take that was in fact a first take. Out of the nine tunes on Incitare
there are a few first takes throughout the tracks. Danny, Lance, and Jeff really stepped up and nailed it on 'Tocino'—one shot, bam!
"In fact, those guys did a stellar job throughout the entire album, which was tracked live to tape. I sure hope that music fans everywhere will check it out when it's released and hopefully they'll dig what we're trying to do. the bottom line is that it's real and it's really fun!"Incitare
, is out July 23 on iTunes, and August 6 via Fantasy/Concord Music Group everywhere else. Be sure to catch them on tour this summer!Volto! on Tour
July 23 — Album Release Listening Party @ Cha Cha Lounge — Silverlake, CA
July 27 — The Baked Potato — Studio City, CA
August 3 — YEStival @ Susquehanna Bank Center — Philadelphia, PA
August 4 — Highline Ballroom — New York, NY
August 5 — Sinclair — Boston, MA
August 6 — Waiting Room — Buffalo, NY
August 7 — Magic Bag — Detroit, MI
August 8 — Grog Shop — Cleveland, OH
August 9 — Celuxe @ Old National Centre — Indianapolis, IN
August 10 — Lincoln Hall — Chicago, IL