Iceage Release New Single, "The Day the Music Dies"

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Iceage Release New Single, "The Day the Music Dies"

Iceage have revealed another new single from their forthcoming album Beyondless, the last they’ll share before the album comes out on May 4 via Matador Records.

“The Day the Music Dies” comes after their three previously released singles, “Pain Killer” featuring Sky Ferreira, “Take It All” and “Catch It.” “Catch It” was the band’s first single since their 2013 album Plowing Into The Field of Love, and Beyondless will be the band’s fourth studio album.

“The Day the Music Dies” combines raunchy brass, frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s sassy lead vocals and driving keyboards into a theatrical, Rolling Stones-esque stomper with Rønnenfelt drowning in anxiety (“How can one kill an impulsion / When it’s still kicking and breathing”) and restlessness (“The future’s never starting / The present never ends”).

The new video for Iceage’s latest single shows the band in Detroit at the historic bathhouse The Schvitz, and at the city’s legendary Masonic Temple. The video was directed by the band and Graeme Flegenheimer, who called it “a love letter between friends and a city,” and it even features Lars Greve, the band’s saxophonist, joining the group in a sauna.

Beyondless was produced by the band with Nis Bysted, recorded all-analog by Mattias Glavå in Sweden and mixed by Randall Dunn in Seattle. Per a description of the album by Matador Records:

The intoxication is consistent, this has always been drunk music, but it’s less a stumbling confusion and more a sturdy heartfelt confession with each record. They have finally caught up with their ambition. Their entire charm has always rested in their running ahead of themselves with blind confidence, taunting you to follow and you follow because wherever they are going is vital, is alive; on Beyondless they are treading with an assurance that is disarming, but there is no loss of charm, you are arm in arm now, whispering intimacies.

The band is set for live residencies in New York, Los Angeles and Japan in support of Beyondless. Iceage will also embark on a seven-week North American tour beginning May 10.

Watch the video for “The Day the Music Dies” below and check out their upcoming tour dates further down. You can preorder Beyondless here.

Iceage Tour Dates:

March
22 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kinfolk
23 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kinfolk
24 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Babycastles
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Secret Project Robot
29 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Golddiggers
30 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Golddiggers
31 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Golddiggers

April
03 – Kyoto, Japan @ Metro
06 – Tokyo, Japan @ Duo
08 – Tokyo, Japan @ Vacant

May
02 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil (SOLD OUT)
04 – Berlin, Germany @ Private Club (SOLD OUT)
05 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
06 – Bruxelles, Belgium @ Le Botanique
07 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
08 – London, U.K. @ Scala
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Nordic Museum
16 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
17 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church
18 – Washington, D.C. @ Union Stage
19 – Richmond, Va. @ The Camel
20 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
21 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
23 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
24 – New Orleans, La. @ Santos
25 – Houston, Texas @ Rockefeller’s
26 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
27 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda

June
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah*
06 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent Theater*
07 – Felton, Calif. @ Don Quixote’s International Music Hall*
08 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall*
09 – Sonoma, Calif. @ Huichica Music Festival
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios*
12 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Astoria*
14 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Bartlett*
15 – Bozeman, Mont. @ The Rialto*
16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court*
17 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theater*
18 – Omaha, Neb. @ Waiting Room*
19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St Entry*
20 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Cactus Club*
22 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club*
23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace*
24 – Ottawa, Ontario @ The 27 Club*
25 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa*
26 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ 3S Artspace*
27 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair*
28 – Brookyln, N.Y. @ Market Hotel*

July
06 – Valle D’tria, Italy @ Viva Festival
07 – Kutna Hora, Czech Republic @ Creepy Teepee Festival
12 – Lank Bank, Hungary @ Bankito Festival
14 – Anykš?iai, Lithuania @ Devilstone Festival

August
30-02 – Tollard Royal, U.K. @ End of the Road Festival
30 – Gdansk, Poland @ Soundrive Festival
31 – Hamburg, Germany @ Off The Radar Festival

September
03 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Hare And Hounds
04 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
06 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Great Eastern
07 – Dublin, Ireland @ Workmans Club
08 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Clwb Ifor Bach
09 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla
10 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Haunt
11 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown
12 – Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
13 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
14 – Leffinge, Belgium @ Leffingeleuren Festival
15 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
20 – Århus, Denmark @ Tape
21 – Ålborg, Denmark @ Studenterhuset
22 – Århus, Denmark @ Tape
24 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
25 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
26 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
27 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik,
28 – Odense, Denmark @ Kansas City

October
26 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
27 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Jameson Urban Routes Festival
28 – Sevilla, Spain @ Sala X
29 – Madrid, Spain @ El Sol
30 – Barcelona, Spain @ Le [2]

November
03 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik

(* – w/ Mary Lattimore)

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