The Bowery Ballroom
Iceage

Iceage

White Lung, Parquet Courts, Burial

Sat, April 20, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$15

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This event is 18 and over

Tickets for Iceage at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 6/13 are still available and on sale now! http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/event/228491-iceage-brooklyn

Iceage
Iceage
If you’re reading this, you’re probably part of whatever is left of the music press in 2011. There is no reason to explain the state of modern, relevant punk rock to you; you’re paid (in one way or another) to know it all. Fittingly, there is no reason to outline any scene reports or regional histories that brought about the formation of Copenhagen’s Iceage. Its members are teenagers, presently 18 or 19 years of age, and as with most people that age, it doesn’t do any good to cite influences. Rather, Iceage mixes punk, post-punk, Goth and hardcore as if they invented it, and does such an excellent job of blending these tropes with the pent-up energy and frustration of the just-post-pubescent years of young mens’ lives, that they might as well have.
New Brigade is Iceage’s debut album (licensed from Escho Records of Denmark); 26 minutes of anthemic stress, of tension undiluted by worldly wisdom or amassed experience. Following a seven-inch single (recorded by Peter Peter, of the Sods and Sort Sol) and compilation track, New Brigade displays a confidence that substitutes worldly experience for the thrills of discovery, of knowing that it is possible to forge your own path in light of adults, the establishment, and prevailing wisdom telling you to do otherwise. In this tradition, New Brigade’s twelve songs rush past, long enough to hit you in the chest and short enough to make you wonder what happened. YouTube shows Iceage’s live shows to be frenetic, sometimes violent affairs with very little compromise in the way of sound or concept. You may get pushed around. Deal with it. This is a punk record from a punk band that plays punk shows. American audiences will get their first chance to see them play this summer, once they finish their current year of high school.
There likely will not be a record of this type so singular and stunning until Iceage makes another one.
White Lung
White Lung
White Lung are known for their furious yet melodic approach to punk. Since adding guitarist Kenneth William in 2009, Mish Way (vocals), Anne-Marie Vassiliou (drums) and Grady Mackintosh (bass) have received nothing but critical acclaim for their distinct brand of punk and their tight, live stage shows. White Lung’s debut LP It’s The Evil (Deranged Records) was Exclaim’s Punk Album Of The Year in 2010 and the band was nominated for Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group of the Year at the 2011 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards.

Their second LP Sorry (Deranged Records) was released spring 2012 and pushed the band to a wider audience, receiving critical acclaim from SPIN, Pitchfork, Bitch, E! Music. Sorry landed on “Top Albums of the Year” lists Exclaim!, Magnet, amongst others while Rolling Stone marked Sorry in their “Top 10 Albums Of The Year”. Sorry was also nominated as “Best Album Art of 2012? by NME and made the shortlist for “Best Album Art” by Art Vinyl in London. A vinyl exhibit was held worldwide from Japan to Britain to Sweden. The band has toured through out North America extensively and went through Europe and the UK Fall of 2012.
Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts
No one can make an instant classic. Nothing is immediately legendary. People may try to get you to believe that something in the now is going to be around forever and ever, even though you and the person trying to persuade you otherwise both know how quickly our culture scans over every piece of content that arises for consumption and evaluation. Only time, and the reception to that content over time – years, really, not the weeks or months they'd like you to believe it might take – will allow for that work to enter the canon of the classic, of the legend.

Because of this, it is only fair to judge Parquet Courts in the now. Yet they stand at the foot of the canon, the light of recognition ready to shine on them. Their debut album Light Up Gold shot them within range, an early and lasting success of the current year, finding favor in just about every blog, radio station playlist, and periodical that matters, from Pitchfork to NPR to the New York Times and all points in between. Their new five-song EP, "Tally All The Things That You Broke," noses them even closer. Restless, wound up, and nerve-jangling, their music is proof that the indie rock of 2013 – the one everyone seems to want – is the same one that aligned outcasts and viewpoints way back in the '80s and '90s. And, as with any band worth carrying the mantle of an entire genre of music, they find ways to expand their sound in their own voice. But it's that particular voice, born in Texas and broken in New York City, that makes them who they are, and what they mean to you.

"Tally" is far more than a stopgap in between full-lengths; it's the sound of Parquet Courts stretching out. Opener "You've Got Me Wonderin' Now," with its melodic drive and persistent Flutophone running alongside the melody, balances the manic tendencies of "Descend (The Way)," which would have fit on Light Up Gold, and extended rager "The More It Works," which would fit in a live set between Tyvek and Eddy Current Suppression Ring. "Fall On Yr Face" presents a classic desert trawler, lopsided and tuneful, the sound of the end of a long day. But the day is just beginning for the protagonist of "He's Seein' Paths," junkyard drum loops and doorbell samples framing Andrew Savage's eight-minute stream-of-consciousness rap about the trials and tribulations of a marijuana delivery service representative, zipping around the city on his bike. Simultaneously the link between Parquet Courts and Ween, or Parquet Courts and Beck, it frames the band coming from a new place, and is a post-millenial NYC anthem, quintessential sounds for anyone who's ever waited in anticipation of dialing that number, or anyone who's put on their game face and rode from point A to point B in the snarl of vicious traffic.

Parquet Courts remain Austin Brown, A. Savage, Sean Yeaton and M. Savage. They sound like all the bands you think they sound like. They've toured everywhere this year and will continue to do so.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/