Stream Iceage's New Album, "Plowing Into the Field of Love"

Stream the New Iceage Album, "Plowing Into the Field of Love"

All 12 tracks of Danish quartet Iceage's new album, "Plowing Into the Field of Love," are available to preview on YouTube. The album comes out next Tuesday, Oct. 7, on Matador Records.

Iceage's peaks -- on "How Many," for example, a triple-meter gallop with errant, driving percussion in the right channel -- involve a sort of constant two-guitar wash and a feverish drum-fill buildup. There's drama lurking somehwere every song: listen, for example, to the breakdown that arrives in the middle of "How Many," before a piano leads into the next verse. "The Lord's Favorite," the first single, sounds like Sid Vicious doing country music, while "On My Fingers" bounces between 4/4 and 3/4 time and tops the five-minute mark. Often, as on "Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled," singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt sounds like he's holding back, allowing the drums and guitars to express what's eating at him.

Iceage performs at the Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton, Mass. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, with Helms opening. Here's the full tour schedule, and scroll down to access the music.

Fri. Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Helm
Sat. Oct. 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Helm
Sun. Oct. 12 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Helm
Wed. Oct. 15 - Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel Arts Collective w/ Helm
Thu. Oct. 16 - Boston, Ma @ The Great Scott w/ Helm and Rakta
Fri. Oct. 17 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola w/ Merchandise, Lower, Father Murphy
Sat. Oct. 18 - Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey w/ Father Murphy
Sun. Oct. 19 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe w/ Father Murphy
Tue. Oct. 21 - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House w/ Helm, Father Murphy
Wed. Oct. 22 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Helm, Father Murphy
Thu. Oct. 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Helm
Fri. Oct. 24 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ Helm
Sat. Oct. 25 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall w/ Helm
Sun. Oct. 26 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Helm
Mon. Oct. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Helm
Wed. Oct. 29 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project w/ Helm
Fri. Oct. 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Helm
Sat. Nov. 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Helm + Rakta
Sun. Nov. 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Helm
Mon. Nov. 3 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Helm
Tue. Nov. 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West w/ Helm
Wed. Nov. 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister w/ Helm
Sat. Nov. 8 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fri. Nov. 21 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 22 - Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
Sun. Nov. 23 - Trier, DE @ Exhaus
Mon. Nov. 24 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Tue. Nov. 25 - Esslingen, DE @ Komma
Wed. Nov. 26 - Vienna, AT @ Arena
Thu. Nov. 27 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Fri. Nov. 28 - Zurich, CH @ Kinski
Sat. Nov. 29 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Sun. Nov. 30 - Antwerpen, BE @ Het Bos
Mon. Dec. 1 - Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
Tue. Dec. 2 - London, UK @ 100 Club

 

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