Iceage's fifth record Beyondless is due May 4, via Matador. The tracks the band have shared so far preface the album's wider-lensed, more robust sound, via extra instrumentation in the shape of horns and strings—a good look for a group which feels like it can't help but buzz with energy, constantly compelled forward. Today, they've released "The Day the Music Dies" (along with a video), which continues on with that trend.
The track is driving, rhythmic, and direct, and features Elias Rønnenfelt's poetic lyricism on prime form ("Fondling the thighs of forfeit / I guess I can't brush aside / I'm waiting for the day the music dies"), while the video feels like Iceage distilled. For the most part, it takes place in a church, and features lots of tambourines, and Rønnenfelt literally preaching at a pulpit, which, curiously, feels like exactly where he belongs. Essentially, it's fucking cool—watch it above.
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