A Perfect Circle live tracks and new songs

Regular Fourtheye reader Magnus was lucky enough to have a chat with Billy Howerdel after a recent A Perfect Circle show in Texas, and was kind enough to ask him a little bit about the future for APC.  Billy’s responses were:

  • By & Down is the only new APC track for now, and they’re looking at a release in Fall/Winter.  Digital download was suggested as the format of the release.
  • The recordings for the 2010 show came out well.  Billy was quiet as far as a DVD goes, but suggested that some of the live tracks would be available with By & Down.

Setlist criticisms aside, everyone who’s caught a show on this tour so far seems to have enjoyed it.  If you get the change to catch one of the last few shows this tour, then I suggest you do!

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Naattik
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Cool. I’d like to check out a studio version. Glad you had a good experience, Magnus.

MAGNUS
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Thanks Kittaan! It was definitely one of the best show experiences I’ve had. Billy was nice enough to pose for a picture with me and mu buddy but the girl who stepped in to take it had shaky hands and it turned out very blurry.

Ns1
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Ns1

The package:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERCeqxyWykI&feature=related

is this what a clicktrack sounds like?

Danrules213
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MAGNUS you lucky bastard!! I can’t believe Doug and I were just sitting in the parking lot waiting for traffic to die down while you were doing all that!!

b_hilburn
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b_hilburn

Danrules213 – 11 minutes ago  » 
MAGNUS you lucky bastard!! I can’t believe Doug and I were just sitting in the parking lot waiting for traffic to die down while you were doing all that!!

*clears throat* o.O I see, Dan.

MAGNUS
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MAGNUS

Danrules213 – 39 minutes ago  » 
MAGNUS you lucky bastard!! I can’t believe Doug and I were just sitting in the parking lot waiting for traffic to die down while you were doing all that!!

From what Douglas told me, you guys were just a few yards away, whilst I was kicking it with my homies; Fawking Billy, James and Matty.

Although, I am curious to know why there’s been a delay in the official release of By & Down. Billy, if you’re reading this, you sir have made me a liar. How dare you!!!

Nedak
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Ns1 – 4 hours ago  » 
The package:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERCeqxyWykI&feature=related
is this what a clicktrack sounds like?

This is really weird, why would they need a clicktrack for a 4/4 song live?
Sounds to me more like an IEM, that’s why the vocals are so panned to the right.

polarbear_15
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Nedak – 15 seconds ago  » 

Ns1 – 4 hours ago  » 
The package:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERCeqxyWykI&feature=related
is this what a clicktrack sounds like?

This is really weird, why would they need a clicktrack for a 4/4 song live?

Doesn’t that count as an instrument in that song? Isn’t it in the album version?

I also met Billy, Matt, Jeff, and James. They were all really cool. James was a bit stand-offish though, and he was the only one with a bodyguard.

Ns1
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Ns1

Nedak – 2 minutes ago  » 

Ns1 – 4 hours ago  » 
The package:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERCeqxyWykI&feature=related
is this what a clicktrack sounds like?

This is really weird, why would they need a clicktrack for a 4/4 song live?
Sounds to me more like an IEM, that’s why the vocals are so panned to the right.

It sounds to me like a clicktrack fed to someone’s IEM
Related, can’t believe I never really discovered this until now:
best cover/mashup ever
A Perfect Circle – Diary of a Madman (Ozzy) v Lovesong (Cure)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXcpPWPAf00
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8oaso_a-perfect-circle-diary-of-a-madman_music

Nedak
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Nedak

polarbear_15 – 21 seconds ago  »  Nedak – 15 seconds ago  »  Ns1 – 4 hours ago  »  The package: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERCeqxyWykI&feature=related is this what a clicktrack sounds like? This is really weird, why would they need a clicktrack for a 4/4 song live? Doesn’t that count as an instrument in that song? Isn’t it in the album version? I also met Billy, Matt, Jeff, and James. They were all really cool. James was a bit stand-offish though, and he was the only one with a bodyguard. There is no click track on the album. There is especially no click track… Read more »

Ns1
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Ns1

Nedak – 4 minutes ago  » 

Agreed, it sounds like it could be Josh’s IEM.

I’m surprised someone like JF would need a clicktrack

Nedak
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Nedak

Ns1 – 39 seconds ago  » 

Nedak – 4 minutes ago  » 
Agreed, it sounds like it could be Josh’s IEM.

I’m surprised someone like JF would need a clicktrack

That’s true, I was just thinking it could be because the drums are the loudest in the mix and panning kind of makes sense.
Wait a second this is 2011, so they had the fill in drummer, not Josh Freese.
In my opinion it’s either the drummer’s or Matt’s IEM.

Ns1
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Ns1

Nedak – 1 minute ago  » 

Ns1 – 39 seconds ago  » 

Nedak – 4 minutes ago  » 
Agreed, it sounds like it could be Josh’s IEM.

I’m surprised someone like JF would need a clicktrack

That’s true, I was just thinking it could be because the drums are the loudest in the mix and panning kind of makes sense.
Wait a second this is 2011, so they had the fill in drummer, not Josh Freese.
In my opinion it’s either the drummer’s or Matt’s IEM.

Yeah depends on what part of 2011, the actual emotive tour or the mini club tour. Cool recording none-the-less.

Nedak
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Nedak

Ns1 – 32 seconds ago  »  Nedak – 1 minute ago  »  Ns1 – 39 seconds ago  »  Nedak – 4 minutes ago  »  Agreed, it sounds like it could be Josh’s IEM. I’m surprised someone like JF would need a clicktrack That’s true, I was just thinking it could be because the drums are the loudest in the mix and panning kind of makes sense. Wait a second this is 2011, so they had the fill in drummer, not Josh Freese. In my opinion it’s either the drummer’s or Matt’s IEM. Yeah depends on what part of 2011, the… Read more »

Ns1
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ah ic interesting news anyway Freese Interview: What percentage of the sessions you do are played to a click. Any tips for improving at click playing? “About 98% of the sessions I do are with a click. Just practicing to a click or metronome is a great way to practice playing with one. Sometimes it can be more fun to practice to adrum machine then just a plain and simple click track. You can program an interesting percussion 4 bar loop or even a 1 or 2 bar loop and then just practice locking in with that. It’s more like… Read more »

polarbear_15
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polarbear_15

Well technically, Josh is an APC member. Though I guess he does his fair share of whoring around Hollywood.

mikelisse
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mikelisse
mikelisse
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mikelisse

^to be fair

i have a very guilty conscience.

joeypants
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joeypants

That’s a guitarist’s IEM, James I think (although I’m not as familiar with APC’s parts so it’s hard for me to identify but there’s not a lot of lead going on which is mostly what Billy plays).

SHbassGTR
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admin – 1 hour ago  »  For a session drummer a click track makes sense, as you may or may not be playing with the other members of the band, and everything really does need to be in time. For a band frequently playing together like Tool, it’s not as neccessary. I read an interview a while back where Danny said he doesn’t play or record to a click track. Due mostly to all of the odd time signatures and changes throughout each song but I think it’s mainly just cause he’s a bad ass! MAGNUS – 5 hours ago… Read more »

Ravenpig
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Ravenpig

Have Danny and Josh Freese ever had the Lateralus drum battle? Cause that would be sweet.

Ns1
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Ns1

Ravenpig – 24 seconds ago  » 
Have Danny and Josh Freese ever had the Lateralus drum battle? Cause that would be sweet.

I would pay good money to see that.

joeypants
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joeypants

A click track would seriously throw me off. Maybe if it was just the click track, but I couldn’t hear my way around a click track and a band, especially if we were playing changing/odd time signatures.