Despite spending a sizable chunk of the last year on the road, Danish punk band Iceage still found time to begin work on their follow-up to 2013’s You’re Nothing. More news on their third full-length is “coming soon,” but in the meantime, the foursome offers an early preview by unveiling a brand new song and music video.
“The Lord’s Favorite” finds Iceage continuing the sonic expansion they began with You’re Nothing, exploring sounds that are more playful than outright aggressive. Here, they forge a slightly shambolic, bare-bones rock anthem that sounds like a less frenetic Dead Kennedys, or even an alternative-leaning take on The Replacements.
Watch the accompanying video below, which features bikers, champagne showers, and the band preforming in slick suit jackets.
No doubt Iceage will preview more new music when they embark on their newly-announced North American tour. The jaunt runs from mid-October through early November, culminating with an appearance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. Consult the full schedule below.
Iceage 2014 Tour Dates:
08/15-16 – London, UK @ Jabberwocky Festival
08/28 – Leiria, PT @ Entremuralhas Festival
08/29 – Copenhagen, DE @ Chart Fair
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
10/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
10/15 – Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel Arts Collective *
10/16 – Boston, Ma @ The Great Scott * and Rakta
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola w/ Merchandise, Lower, Father Murphy
10/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey w/ Father Murphy
10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe w/ Father Murphy
10/21 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House *, Father Murphy
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle *, Father Murphy
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
10/24 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
10/25 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall *
10/26 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
10/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
10/29 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project *
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room *
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * + Rakta
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
11/03 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
11/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West *
11/05 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
11/08 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
* = w/ Helm