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Iceage – “Ecstasy” Video

Iceage have played New York City like a dozen times since the release of their still-great 2011 debut album, New Brigade — no small feat for a bunch of 20-year-olds from Copenhagen — and I have purchased tickets to at least three of those shows, yet somehow, I have never made it to the venue… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 24, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Iceage – “Coalition”

The bloodthirsty young Danish punk band Iceage have signed to Matador, and next month, they’ll release You’re Nothing, the follow-up to their 2011 debut New Brigade. Last night, they let fly with the first track we’ve heard from the album. It’s a feral two-minute pounder called “Coalition,” and for all its ferocity, it feels more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2013 - 8:49 am

Marching Church – “Throughout The Borders”

Elias Bender Rønnenfelt is probably best known for being the vocalist and guitarist of the excellent Danish post-punk band, Iceage, and probably second-best known for being the frontman for Vår (née War), the spooky electro Iceage side project. Now Rønnenfelt is releasing new music from his other musical outlet, Marching Church. The band’s new release,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 2, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Incubate Festival 2012 In Photos

Last week, from 9/10 – 9/16, the Incubate festival moved into the city of Tilburg, in the Netherlands. Along with a range of other cultural offerings, Incubate hosted more than 300 musical acts in a wide array of indie, underground, and avant garde genres. Photographer Graeme Flegenheimer was on hand to document some of the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 19, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More

Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork opened with the promise of two “secret” guest spots – one that happened, one that didn’t – and an extremely anticipated sets from festival closers Vampire Weekend and Beach House. Read the recap below and check out photos from Carmelo Espanola up top (Friday’s recap here, Saturday here). More »

By: Corban Goble / July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

War – “Somme, Maggio”

Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, frontman for jittery Danish punks Iceage, has a new side project called War, who could not possibly sound less like the Latin funk band with the same name. Instead, this War is a duo with Sexdrome’s Loke Rahbek, and they specialize in murky, diffuse, dark tracks that use loops and electronics. Below,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Iceage – “You’re Nothing”

In a recent live session for the BBC, the jittery young Danish punks Iceage played a new song called “You’re Nothing,” and it sounds about as ferocious as everything that made it onto their blistering debut album New Brigade. Listen to the live-in-studio version of “You’re Nothing,” along with some versions of New Brigade tracks,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 9, 2011 - 2:08 pm

Iceage – “IIIIIIII”

Danish punks Iceage made huge waves with their debut LP, New Brigade, a feat which merited inclusion in both the 40 Best New Bands Of 2011 and Dark Bands To Watch lists. Here’s the to-the-point bonus track “IIIIIIII” from New Brigade’s recent reissue. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 7, 2011 - 9:30 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Iceage – “You’re Blessed” Video

Jittery Danish BTW Iceage have a new video for “You’re Blessed,” and it serves as a rapid-fire tour montage. We get to see glimpses of the band’s furious live show, but we also see them bowling, throwing rocks, climbing through fences, and engaging in various other normal-kid activities. It turns out they aren’t just bloodthirsty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2011 - 10:36 am

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here’s the sequel to last year’s popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the hot, hormonal sun. This year it’s just a party, really, soundtracked once again by some of the very best and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Fucked Up, Iceage, JEFF The Brotherhood @ 285 Kent, Williamsburg 6/25/11

This show was incredibly sweaty. It was also really great, but the lead line must capture the scene, and the scene was full-coated body wetness in 285 Kent, the recently renovated and nicely redecorated space next door to Glasslands on Kent Ave. For all the tweaks to the room, which thanks to Todd P ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 27, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we’re at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense to pause and take stock of the best albums of the year so far. There was some science behind the final tally: Each one of us made a list and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm

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, TheMore »

By: brandon / June 20, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Iceage, Prurient @ Stereogum/Sacred Bones Northside Showcase, Public Assembly, New York 6/17/2011

It’s been bubbling awhile, but the anticipation for Iceage’s sold-out American live debut boiled-over in the weeks leading up to the Stereogum/Sacred Bones Northside Showcase at Public Assembly. The underground excitement for co-headliner Prurient is always there — especially considering Friday’s set was his first in 2 years — but excitement was also ratcheted u… More »

By: brandon / June 20, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2011

June’s started on a hot streak: It made sense to counter the sweat by opening this Monthly Mix of recent standout free MP3s with a few chillier tracks. You don’t want to hide out in the air conditioning forever, of course, so things move outdoors to a humid rooftop party just past the halfway mark. More »

By: brandon / June 9, 2011 - 10:25 am

Iceage – “Broken Bone”

As mentioned, young Danish punk quartet Iceage is playing its first Stateside show as part of another collaboration between Stereogum and Sacred Bones. It takes place 6/17 at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly as part of the Northside Festival. Since our previous announcement, we’ve quietly added co-headliner Prurient — offering his first NYC show in 2+ year… More »

By: brandon / May 23, 2011 - 10:39 am

Cult Of Youth Debut “The Pole-Star” Video, Join Iceage For Stereogum/Sacred Bones-Presented US Live Debut

Cult Of Youth bassist Micki Pellerano directed this sexy, bloody black and white video for his Brooklyn BTW’s dark howler, “The Pole-Star.” If the feel’s familiar, it’s maybe because he also did that spit and s&m-heavy clip for the K-Holes’ “Short Zippers.” The ritualistic torture’s beautifully shot: Jacqueline Castel, who we know courtesy of her… More »

By: brandon / April 13, 2011 - 11:34 am

Iceage – “White Rune”

When posting Copenhagen quartet Iceage’s “Collapse” and “New Brigade” — and again when including them in 18 Dark Bands To Watch — I mentioned that the young Gravity-nodding no-wave-infused post-anarcho-punk crew’s self-titled debut was one of my favorite albums of 2011, a record that bursts through a dozen songs in under 25 minutes, nailing a… More »

By: brandon / April 11, 2011 - 3:04 pm

18 Dark Bands To Watch In 2011

It’s not news that popular indie rock got a bit darker in 2010. Look no further than regular topics of conversation around here — Zola Jesus, CREEP, Cold Cave, Salem, Tamaryn, Blessure Grave, Locrian, Gatekeeper, Frank (Just Frank), Crystal Castles, Holy Other, Balam Acab, Minks, oOoOO, Silent Diane, ///▲▲▲\\\, anyone else who got labeled “witch… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2011 - 3:15 pm