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Our Lady Peace has not been able to get back to their former glory and I don’t expect this album to help them get there. Which really is a shame since I was a HUGE fan of theirs for a long time. This new release, Curve, sounds less like Our Lady Peace and more like the love child of U2 and Kings Of Leon. Definitely a new sound for the band, but I am not a fan.

On Tuesday April 3rd, 2012, Toronto’s own Our Lady Peace played a very special club show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre to celebrate the release of the band’s eighth studio album on the very same day. The band had been at work on Curve for over two years and it has been called OLP’s most experimental work since their 2000 release Spiritual Machines. In the afternoon before the April 3rd show at the Phoenix, PureGrainAudio’s own Aaron Willschick spoke to the band’s bassist Duncan Coutts to learn a little more about Curve and how the band felt about being on a club tour after so many years of arena shows. The interview was filmed by PGA’s videographer extraordinaire Mike Gionet.

Our Lady Peace founder and lead singer Raine Maida says “‘As Fast As You Can’ borrows from the early age of jazz where it was thought of as having a voodoo type effect on women. It’s about losing yourself or escaping through the music. We wanted this song to feel strangely optimistic.”