Iceage- New Brigade

On Iceage’s full-length debut, the band forges a cohesive style in raw, messy musicianship and noisy guitars. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and sometimes it’s just catchy and loveable. But it’s always giving off some kind of strong energy or emotion–even at its most apathetic. WATCH THE REVIEW  

On Iceage’s full-length debut, the band forges a cohesive style in raw, messy musicianship and noisy guitars. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and sometimes it’s just catchy and loveable. But it’s always giving off some kind of strong energy or emotion–even at its most apathetic.

WATCH THE REVIEW

 

  • D

    Totally agree with you on this one. I also picked up a bit of a Teenage Jesus and the Jerks vibe on some tracks. I feel a decent 8 on this as well. Next up review Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s self titled album.

  • Arrogant Prick

    Come on Anthony, this record was way too sloppy to be enjoyable. The guitars sound like mud, the vocals were half-assed, and the band can’t even play in sync on some songs (“Eyes”, “New Brigade”). While noise rock is supposed to be somewhat chaotic, this has all the harsh grating sound with very little of the aggression or finesse that makes bands like A Place To Bury Strangers or Lightning Bolt so good. I don’t get it….

  • admin

    I dunno, Arrogant. The guitars and drums are sloppy on some of my favorite punk records. Crass, for example, have a lot of messy spots on their tracks. I’m not making an excuse for terrible musicianship, but in both cases, the band’s raw and overwhelming energy plays into how loose the playing is.