12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

For album three, Denmark’s Iceage open with “On My Fingers,” a song that immediately suggests a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds track with a very lubricated Cave leading the charge. But it’s merely singer Elias Bender Ronnenfelt slurring words while the group do their very best imitation of a merry band of pirates. A number of tracks suggest this comparison, but the group are aiming to transition from stylish punk rock to European art house/American blues. Drummer Dan Kjaer Nielsen keeps the tempo and provides the tribal flourishes necessary to turn even the ballad (“Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled”) into something menacing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For album three, Denmark’s Iceage open with “On My Fingers,” a song that immediately suggests a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds track with a very lubricated Cave leading the charge. But it’s merely singer Elias Bender Ronnenfelt slurring words while the group do their very best imitation of a merry band of pirates. A number of tracks suggest this comparison, but the group are aiming to transition from stylish punk rock to European art house/American blues. Drummer Dan Kjaer Nielsen keeps the tempo and provides the tribal flourishes necessary to turn even the ballad (“Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled”) into something menacing.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

30 Ratings

Probably the best rock album of 2014

G-cizzle,

A post-punk masterpiece. This was my first Iceage album. I didn't like it at first. But, man it grew on me. Very good super depressing lyrics. Ronnenfelt's vocals sound like he's on the edge, and has had enough. Really powerful songs on here. The title track is probably my favorite. Definitely buy this album, and pay attention to these guys in the coming years.

GREAT

DrewzertheAbuser,

This a great Lp

About Iceage

Playing an aggressive but stylish version of punk rock that's intelligent, expressive, and powerfully physical, Iceage are a quartet from Denmark who were still in their teens when they began to gain an international reputation. Iceage was formed in 2008 by singer and guitarist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, guitarist Johan Suurballe Wieth, bassist Jakob Tvilling Pless, and drummer Dan Kjær Nielsen; the four, whose average age at the time was 17, had been friends for years before they began making an impression with their music. In 2009, Iceage issued their first self-titled EP, and by 2011 they'd teamed with Tambourhinoceros Records to issue their debut album, a nervy and hard-hitting set called New Brigade. When the album was issued in the United States in mid-2011, Iceage made their American debut with a performance in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013, Iceage unveiled their second album, the more sophisticated but still brutal set You're Nothing, and the LP earned them a deal with the successful independent label Matador Records. In 2014, Iceage released album number three, Plowing Into the Field of Love, again through Matador; the album marked a new creative direction for the group, with horns, keyboards, and acoustic guitars introduced into the arrangements as the songs became more dynamic and eclectic, without leaving their darker side behind. ~ Mark Deming

  • ORIGIN
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • FORMED
    2008

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