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Advance Review - Iceage: Seek Shelter (May 7, 2021)
Copenhagen born indie band Iceage are back with their newest LP Seek Shelter, which drops this Friday! On Seek Shelter, Iceage embrace bright melodies and sounds along with more traditional songwriting structures than they have in their past. However, don't let that fool you, Iceage are still all about creating unique tracks. Songwriter Elias Bender Rønnenfelt stated “If there’s ever a point in our history when something in the songs starts to seem easy but doesn’t really excite us that much, we just discard that shit right away,”.
Seek Shelter features track that dip into immense romanticism such as "Love Kills Slowly" alongside other tracks that bend more traditional indie rock like "Vendetta". The transition feels natural and not at all out of place. Iceage even bring in harmonicas on the methodically-paced "Gold City".
Iceage continue to push boundaries with their newest release. With the development of a sound that evokes memories of Pavement, the band has a winner in Seek Shelter. Their sound calls out to something familiar, while having another foot firmly placed in something new.
Favorite Tracks - "Shelter Song", "Love Kills Slowly", "Gold City" and "Dear Saint Cecilia"
Rating - 4.5/5