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Just out of their teens, it seems Copenhagen’s Iceage have only added to the anxiety and tension that made their debut album, New Brigade, so compelling. But now, they’re challenging their raging emotions instead of simply expressing them. You're Nothing, Iceage’s sophomore album, is the sound of a band pushing their singular mix of punk, Goth, hardcore, and post-punk to even further extremes. It’s overwhelming how many ways Iceage have found to write the short aggressive rock song.
When you see Iceage live you get the feeling the songs are just about to fall apart before miraculously recovering, always rewarding you with a climax. This menacing energy is more forceful on You're Nothing. It is a more epic sound, like a rough sea.
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Coming October 6 : Iceage - 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love', "Forever" Video, North America/EU/Australia Tour Dates
"Forever" - directed by Catherine Pattinama Coleman On October 6 (October 7 in North America, Matador will be releasing the 3rd Iceage album, 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love'. Recorded by Jens Benz and Nis Bysted at Koppom, Sweden's Silence Studios (and produced by Bysted and Iceage, the new record channels the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship, 'Plowing Into The Field of Love' features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth's razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt's desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words. On this album, Rønnenfelt sings of what it is like to be out in the world, dizzy with its offerings, perched on a plateau of false confidence, bliss, fantasy and delirious self-denial. The autobiographical "Forever," for which Iceage have shared the video today, begins with a pretty repetitive motif over the words, "I always had the sense that I was split in two," and climaxes with a sunburst of horns recalling South African spiritual jazz great Mongezi Feza: "If I could dive into the other, I'd lose myself forever." At the other extreme, the album evokes a sort of euphoria, especially in the unexpectedly upbeat country number "The Lord's Favorite," and even humor. Yet desperation and loss lurks behind. This is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The reference points are wildly varied, but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage as the record fights with itself, in the story it tells, and the sound it makes. It is not, however, a remotely difficult record. It is the anthemic sound of a band in motion, unafraid of change, filled with curiosity, musicality and ambition. Iceage will be touring Australia, North America and Europe this fall. tracklisting: 1. On My Fingers 2. The Lord’s Favorite 3. How Many 4. Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled 5. Stay 6. Let It Vanish 7. Abundant Living 8. Forever 9. Cimmerian Shade 10. Against The Moon 11. Simony 12. Plowing Into The Field Of Love Preorder : - The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd - iTunes - Amazon *- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both "The Lord's Favorite" and "Forever" are available as instant downloads with orders starting today) Tour dates: AUSTRALIA Wednesday, September 17 - Good God Small Club, Sydney, Australia (w/ Low Life, Housewives, Ausmuteants) Thursday, September 18 - Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne, Australia (w/ Exhaustion, Power) Friday, September 19 - The Brightside, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia NORTH AMERICA Friday, October, 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA* Saturday, October, 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD* Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY* Wednesday, October, 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA* Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$ Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada% Saturday, October, 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada# Sunday, October, 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada# Tuesday, October, 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*# Wednesday, October, 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*# Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN* Friday, October, 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE* Saturday, October, 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS* Sunday, October, 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO* Monday, October, 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT* Wednesday, October, 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV* Friday, October, 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA* Saturday, November, 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$ Sunday, November, 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA* Monday, November, 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA* Tuesday, November, 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ* Wednesday, November, 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM* Saturday, November, 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX * w/ Helm # w/ Father Murphy $ w/ Rakta % w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy EUROPE Friday, November, 21 - Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands Saturday, November, 22 - Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany Sunday, November, 23 - Exhaus, Trier, Germany Monday, November, 24 - Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany Tuesday, November, 25 - Komma, Esslingen, Germany Wednesday, November, 26 - Arena, Vienna, Austria Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany Friday, November, 28 - Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland Saturday, November, 29 - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium Sunday, November, 30 - Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium Monday, December, 1 - Nouveau Casino, Paris, France Tuesday, December 2 - 100 Club, London, UK Iceage - official site Iceage - Blog, Facebook
Iceage - "The Lord's Favorite" Director - Cali Thornhill DeWitt Starring Tio Big Vic as Himself & Cali Thornhill DeWitt as Herself Europe Saturday, August 16 – Jabberwocky, London UK Thursday, August 28 – Entremuralhas Festival, Leiria Portual Friday, August 29 – Chart Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark N. America (tickets go on sale Monday, July 26, save for the Bowery Ballroom show, which sale commences August 1) Friday, October, 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA* Saturday, October, 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD* Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY* Wednesday, October, 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA* Thursday, October, 16 – The Great Scott, Boston MA*$ Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada% Saturday, October, 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada# Sunday, October, 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada# Tuesday, October, 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*# Wednesday, October, 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*# Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN* Friday, October, 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE* Saturday, October, 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS* Sunday, October, 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO* Monday, October, 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT* Wednesday, October, 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV* Friday, October, 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA* Saturday, November, 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$ Sunday, November, 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA* Monday, November, 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA* Tuesday, November, 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ* Wednesday, November, 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM* Saturday, November, 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX * w/ Helm # w/ Father Murphy $ w/ Rakta % w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy Iceage / NEW WEBSITE Iceage - Blogspot Iceage - Facebook
Tomorrow night, May 24th, Iceage will be playing the first of two New York shows at Glasslands with Uniform opening. Tickets here. Come Sunday, Nothing Changes will present a night at 131 Chrystie St. with special guest, Anasazi. Tickets will not be on sale in advance, $12 at the door, which opens at 10pm. These shows are on the skirt of a short run of shows that started in LA at the Posh Isolation + (now shuttered) Church on York Danish punk festival, which also had Lower sharing the top of the bill. You can catch them playing double shows in New York next week. Wednesday, Nothing Changes present: Lower at 131 Chrystie. No advance tickets. Friday, Lower at The Acheron w/ Dark Blue and La Cruor. Tickets here.
A sprawling lineup of Danish bands hit LA's Church On York this week, neatly coinciding with the start of US tours for both Iceage and Lower. There's a clip below of the former playing Copenhagen's Insula Music last weekend -- unless you're a member of Iceage, you'll note the presence of material you've not heard before. ICEAGE Sat -May 16 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Lower, Puce Mary, Sexdrome) Wed-May-21 Chicago IL Subterranean Thurs-May-22 Cleveland OH Now That's Class (Horrible Fest) Fri-May-23 Philadelphia PA Moonbase Nix Sat-May-24 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Sun-May-25 New York NY Home Sweet Home (Iceage at Insula Music, May 10) (above : Iceage and Lower celebrate their respective arrivals in Los Angeles by breaking into Chris Lombardi's champagne stash) LOWER Sat. May 17 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome) Sun. May 18 – Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ Mon. May 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA Tue. May 20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV Wed. May 21 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA Thu. May 22 – 1234 Go! – Oakland, CA Fri. May 23 – Munoz Boxing Gym – Bakersfield, CA Sat. May 24 – E 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA Tue. May 27 -Cafe 89, New Haven CT Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA May 30 - L Cruor, Brooklyn, NY (with Dark Blue) Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up) Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up) Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up) Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)
OK, we missed Black Friday by a few days, but if that means ONE LESS TRAMPLING this holiday shopping season, it was totally worth it. On December 3, we're releasing a limited edition, one-time pressing of a $5.99 list LP , 'It's Been A Business Doing Pleasure With You', featuring 9 songs from (most of) our 2013 releases. In addition to album tracks from Chelsea Light Moving, Majical Cloudz, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo & The Dust, Iceage and Kurt Vile, there's a live version of Queens of the Stone Age performing "If I Had A Tail" at the 2013 iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, London), Savages' "City's Full" from last summer's KEXP session, and Yo La Tengo performing "Before We Run" in those same KEXP studios. We don't have any copies for mail order, sadly, but hopefully you'll find one at your favorite record store after they're done sweeping up all the broken glass, blood, etc. from Black Friday. If you prefer, you can order a digital version of the comp. right now at the Matador Store.