In this Dream Tour segment, the progressive band, In The Presence Of Wolves, let you know who they would like on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out the feature, after the break.
One of the hardest parts of being in a band like this that draws from so many different genres is fitting in with other bands. We’re usually either too heavy, not heavy enough, too weird, or too mainstream. With that in mind, let’s see if we can come up with an In The Presence Of Wolves dream team tour…
The Dillinger Escape Plan: We’ve taken a good many cues from these fellow Jersey rats. Aside from spastic, dissonant chords and weird rhythms, we try to make every show as energetic as possible. So that would be a wild, sweaty ride.
Coheed and Cambria: It turns out that both Jim and Vini of ITPOW were at the same concert of Coheed’s in 2005 while they were touring on Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV Vol 1. If you listen to our new EP, Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and The Cage, out June 30, the influence is pretty prevalent throughout the record, seeping from our teenage subconscious. Fun fact, when the idea for the album name was first introduced, Jim didn’t remember it all so he just called it “Not So Good Apollo.”
Circa Survive: Another band that just completely kills it each time we see them. We’ve had many arguments over which album of theirs is the quintessential Circa record. I think we’re 50/50 between Blue Sky Noise and Juturna.
The Dear Hunter: When Jim first joined the band, Chris gave him two CD’s to listen to; The Dear Hunter’s Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading, and Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia. He said, “These are the two albums that made me want to play this kind of music .” So if Dillinger and Coheed are the adenine and thymine of the ITPOW DNA, The Dear Hunter and Porcupine Tree are certainly the guanine and cytosine. We just don’t think Wilson would want to tour with us.