ICEAGE - BEYONDLESS VINYL (LP)
Release Date: 4th May 2018
The dangerous Danish outfit confirm their transition from lo-fi punks to fully formed musical craftsmen with this, their follow-up to 2014’s enthralling Plowing Into The Field of Love. That record first introduced the sound the band have now truly realised on Beyondless - cleverly crafted multi-instrumental tunes with a heart of punk but played at a slower pace and transcended in higher fidelity! Who says punk music can’t have horns, strings and keys?!
For Fans Of: The Men, Parquet Courts, Preoccupations, Ought
"Copenhagen’s Iceage release their fourth album, Beyondless via Matador Records. Beyondless radiates joy. It’s an album that shows Iceage finally catching up with their ambition, all the while retaining the rich character of the band’s brash beginnings. It’s important to pay attention to the journey, from New Brigade (2011), a juvenile delinquent take on post-punk, full of cold, distant condemnation, and onto the ecstasy of You're Nothing (2013), shedding the more aggressive hardcore influence and dragging in more light, a tendency followed on Plowing Into The Field Of Love (2014). Throughout their career, the band’s charm has rested in their running ahead of themselves with blind confidence; on Beyondless, they are treading with a disarming assurance, but no loss of charm. The album was produced by the band with Nis Bysted, and recorded all-analog by Mattias Glavå at Kungsten Studios in Göteborg, Sweden, and mixed by Randall Dunn at Avast Studios in Seattle. The album was played entirely by Iceage with additional performances by Nils Gröndhal (violin), horns by Kasper Tranberg (trumpet), Lars Greve (saxophones) and Morten Jessen (trombone). Also Pain Killer features Sky Ferreira (the first guest vocalist to ever be featured on an Iceage song)."