San Diego’s sassiest pop-rock band are getting back together—sort of. After a four-year break and a few scattered reunion shows, Louis XIV recently played a couple of dates with The Killers, and now the two bands are gearing up for two tours. They’ll hit Europe in February and March, and guitarist Brian Karscig says Louis XIV will join The Killers on some U.S. dates in May.
Karscig says the quartet’s also been talking about recording a new album, though he and frontman Jason Hill haven’t decided whether they’ll actually do it.
“Jason and I have come up with some really great new ideas, but I think we have to get in a bus and do 15 shows overseas to see if we can still find the chemistry,” Karscig says in an email. “Judging by the first few shows, I don’t think it’s going to be a problem.”
Lately, Karscig’s been focusing on his band The Nervous Wreckords (who got a song placed on Weeds last year), while Hill’s written songs for a super-group called Vicky Cryer, which features Killers bassist Mark Stoermer and Muse drummer Dominic Howard. Vicky Cryer’s debut album, The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering, is set to come out on Fancy Animal Records in April.
Karscig feels good to be back with Louis XIV.
“When I took a hiatus to start [The Nervous Wreckords], it didn’t go over so well with the guys, our fans and pretty much everyone, and honestly, it just feels good to all be friends again and playing music together,” he says.