Iceage Comment Party: Believe The Hype?
As suggested in this morning’s Iceage photo gallery, the Danish teen BTW‘s debut New Brigade has been kicking around for a minute (x 2): It came out overseas in October via Escho/Tambourhinoceros then surfaced in the States on limited-edition vinyl courtesy of the forward thinkers at Dais. That said, after write-ups in the NYTimes, The New Yorker, and just about every web-based music publication on earth, the hype machine’s well-oiled on the eve of the collection’s larger Stateside release (6/21 via What’s Your Rupture?), a post-Northside tour with Fucked Up, etc. If you haven’t taken a listen to New Brigade, it’s streaming in its 20-something-minute entirety at Spinner. So, are Iceage the saviors of punk rock?