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Iceage Are Snarling and Direct on New Track "The Day the Music Dies"

It's another one from the band's upcoming album 'Beyondless,' due May 4.

by Lauren O'Neill
Apr 18 2018, 2:09pm

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Iceage's fifth record Beyondless is due May 4, via Matador. The tracks the band have shared so far preface the album's wider-lensed, more robust sound, via extra instrumentation in the shape of horns and strings—a good look for a group which feels like it can't help but buzz with energy, constantly compelled forward. Today, they've released "The Day the Music Dies" (along with a video), which continues on with that trend.

The track is driving, rhythmic, and direct, and features Elias Rønnenfelt's poetic lyricism on prime form ("Fondling the thighs of forfeit / I guess I can't brush aside / I'm waiting for the day the music dies"), while the video feels like Iceage distilled. For the most part, it takes place in a church, and features lots of tambourines, and Rønnenfelt literally preaching at a pulpit, which, curiously, feels like exactly where he belongs. Essentially, it's fucking cool—watch it above.

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