REVIEW: Iceage’s “New Brigade”

Photobucket Iceage are a band who are heavily influenced by the deep, alternative sounds of the early 1980’s, and New Brigade (What’s Your Rupture?) shows how durable those original sounds. Do Iceage bring anything new to those new wavy, post-modern songs? It depends. Some songs sound like The Cure with bits of Love & Rockets, other tracks are on the level of New Bomb Turks with Big Black with songwriting sensibilities. It reminds me of the kind of music that you really had to search for after watching a segment about it at 1:14am on Night Flight.

I’m not sure how much lasting power this will have, but I think right now they have what it takes to feel good… right now. Whether or not they will add something new to their sound remains to be seen and heard.

(New Brigade will be released on June 21st.)

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