James Street
Salford, England M3 5HW

No cartoon show, Iceage are a young Danish four piece and debut LP, New Brigade, has secured a gut-twisting 8.4 from Pitchfork. Following a sell out NY show, The New York Times and The New Yorker have weighed in, thanks to this deliberately unkempt debut. Oozing punk-rock sweetness, the black atmosphere of goth, the wild-limbed whoosh of hardcore, and the clangor of post-punk are fused by energy. From the moment "White Rune" starts to quake until those last tangles of guitar conk out on closer "You're Blessed", there's no escape from the record's grip. Even the foreboding mash and march of "Intro", its wordless, 46-second pulse of a prelude, is enough to make you feel like you need to fling your body in the direction of someone else.

Added by Islington Mill on August 11, 2011

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