May 3, 2011

Iceage


The shape of punk to come that started in Sweden back in the early '90s with Refused and ultimately fizzled out with their untimely break-up may have finally been revitalized just across the narrows in Copenhagen, Denmark 20 years later in the form of Iceage. The quartet of brash 18 and 19-year-olds has already taken their homeland and surrounding countries by storm with their raucous, artsy post-punk-meets-melodic hardcore debut, New Brigade, and now they're setting their sites on the States when they release the album on June 21st through What's Your Rupture? Records. In the past, Iceage has played alongside HEALTH and Wavves, and they're about to set out on a high-profile tour through the UK and other parts Europe with Toronto's Fucked Up. However, it's their upcoming (and first ever American) appearance at this year's Northside Festival in Brooklyn (alongside another AS BUZZSound, Cult of Youth) that should have everyone taking notice of their arrival. Not only do the noisy firestarters have a knack for pushing the boundaries of the genre, but they have an eye for the lens as well (See their awesomely dangerous self-directed video below.) They may be young, but aren't these kids where punk rock keeps getting its nine lives from anyway?

Iceage - "White Rune"

Iceage - "Broken Bone"

"New Brigade"

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