Copenhagen’s Iceage released one of the most exciting and lauded albums of the last couple of years with their outstanding debut, New Brigade. Following two years of intense touring in support of New Brigade, the Danish four-piece have announced they are signing with Matador Records and releasing their sophomore album on February 19th! Escho will release the record in Denmark. Iceage shared the news earlier this morning via their website, and now Matador presents it as well. Further news surrounding the follow up to New Brigade will be revealed in the coming weeks. In the meantime, revisit what made Iceage one of the most talked about bands of the last couple of years below… And for those in the UK, be sure to catch them on the road later this month.
Iceage’s “You’re Blessed” video.
Iceage’s “Broken Bone” mp3.
Iceage’s “White Rune” mp3.
Iceage Tour Dates
Nov. 21 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Nov. 22 – Dublin, IRL @ Academy 2
Nov. 23 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Nov. 24 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Third Door
Nov. 25 – York, UK @ Stereo
Nov. 26 – Wrexham, UK @ Central Station
Nov. 27 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Nov. 28 – Bristol, UK @ Croft
Nov. 29 – London, UK @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Nov 30. – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Dec. 1 – Oxford, UK @ Cellar
Dec. 14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Mayhem w/ Lower
Dec. 15 – Arhus, DK @ Splab w/ Lower
Iceage online: http://iceagecopenhagen.
Matador Records: http://www.matadorrecords.com/
Download hi-res jpegs of Iceage here: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/
“The most important thing to know about Iceage is that they gave us this near-perfect, 12-song, 24-minute debut LP, a collection that nails the blasted, chaotic energy of UK post-punk and the midnight ambiance of 1980s goth and California death rock and adds no-wave wrapped hooks delivered by baby-faced, vacant-eyed frontman Elias Rønnenfelt . . . “ — Pitchfork [#37 in "The Top 50 Albums of 2011"]
“A band of teenagers from Denmark gallops through some of the year’s most engaging punk and post-punk — with remarkable style, an ear for melody, and plenty of hustle and clamor.” — New York Magazine [#6 in Nitsuh Abebe's "The Top 10"]
“I don’t know much about Danish culture, but judging by the sound of their unruly punk rock youth, it involves some free-thinking, hard-drinking, barbed-wire-chewing aggression.” — Rolling Stone [#5 in Rob Sheffield's "10 Best Albums of 2011"]
“[New Brigade's] lifeblood is that nebulous X-factor no music nerd can chart: wild, implacable energy. The young band’s rumble is pure and dark and infectious enough to prompt a pit in your office kitchen, let alone some basement full of frustrated, flailing kids.” — SPIN [#23 in "The Top 40 Albums of the Year"]