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A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

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Vår – “First Purchase”

Following the release of their 2013 debut album No One Dances Like My Brothers, Vår, the side project of Iceage frontman Elias Rønnenfelt, has now…
Taylor Law | January 29, 2014 - 5:57 pm
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Vår – “Into Distance”

The first track we heard from Vår's forthcoming debut LP, No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers, gave some indication that Elias Rønnenfelt primary non-Iceage…
Michael Nelson | May 9, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Vår – “The World Fell”

The textural disparity between Iceage and Vår -- the two bands with which Elias Rønnenfelt is most immediately associated (he's also in Marching Church) --…
Michael Nelson | April 9, 2013 - 11:08 am
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Vår – “The Boy Or The Boot”

Iceage's sophomore album, You're Nothing is at (or very near) the top of my own list of 2013's most anticipated releases, but till it arrives,…
Michael Nelson | December 14, 2012 - 2:08 pm

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…
Michael Nelson | October 2, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum’s showcase
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

VÅR – “In Your Arms (Final Fantasy)” Video

Young Danes Elias Ronnenfelt (Iceage) and Loke Rahbek make up War, a group that creates dark, electronics-heavy tracks like "Somme, Maggio." And now, like some…
Corban Goble | May 7, 2012 - 10:09 am
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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 Lati…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2012 - 4:17 pm
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