New Band Spotlight: iceage

March 12th, 2010 by

In a sneak preview of what’s to come in MRR #324, which doesn’t hit the presses till next month, this week’s new band alert focuses on a some teenage Danish punks, iceage who have made one of the best 7″s I have heard this year. It was recorded by Peter Peter, of the Sods and Sort Sol, who also, I believe, recorded my last favorite group of Danish teenagers, Hul. iceage do not capitalize the first I of their band name, in a ee cumming stylee, and their sound is taught, tense, and sounds like it could have been recorded in ’79 — truly great post-punk with an urgent and disturbing nervous energy.

(photo by Adrian/Annoyed Photo)

Their 7″ came out on Escho Records, which usually puts out dance music, I believe, so it’s not something I woulda discovered if not for the fact my friend Ethan saw them play when he was touring with his band in Denmark and mailed me a 7″. Unfortunately, I think it’s out of print now, but apparently they are working on an LP, which I can’t wait to hear…

(photographer unknown)


3 responses to “New Band Spotlight: iceage”

12 03 2010
slick jim (14:24:56) :

sounds like typical innocuous indie rock to me

12 03 2010
Gnars (20:55:17) :

gotta get this! but yeah, it’s udsolgt as the Danes say…

23 06 2011
Kelso (20:23:08) :

I completely agree. This is just obnoxious indie rock.

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