Iceage have shared “Broken Hours,” their second new single following the release of their fourth full-length Beyondless this past summer. “Broken Hours” follows the release of “Balm of Gilead” earlier this month.
“Broken Hours” is yet another product of the Icelandic band’s increasing fascination with the American canon of popular music. Beyondless found them folding in styles as disparate as honky-tonk and Springsteen-esque power-rock into their punk-ish churn. “Broken Hours” takes a ragtime swing and pushes it through the wood-chipper, ending up with a sound that’s harsh, punishing and incessantly toe-tapping. Frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt is as bleak as ever, though: “Dying figures, they settle in / Broken hours / It lingers on,” he sings in the chorus. A jazz-bar jaunt, this is not. His howls are not borne of passion—they’re painful and animalistic, as always
Listen to “Broken Hours” below. Iceage will be continuing their tour through the end of the year. Find the full list of those dates further down.
Iceage Tour Dates:
27 – New York, N.Y. @ Elsewhere &
05 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
06 – Kortrijik, Belgium @ De Kreun
07 – London, U.K. @ Hackney Arts Centre ^
30 – Ljubliana, Slovenia @ Ment Festival
01 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
(& = with A Place to Bury Strangers)
(^ = with Astrid Sonne, Helm and Warmduscher)