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Iceage Sign to Matador for New Album

Danish punks to follow up their game-changing debut

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // November 16, 2012

After thrashing us to blissful bits last year with their debut New Brigade — a “jagged, visceral …. 12-song, 24-minute call to arms” says SPIN’s Marc Hogan — Copenhagen punk revisionists Iceage have signed to the venerable Matador Records, and are sending a second album our way February 19. Its predecessor, which we dubbed the 23rd best of the year, was actually released in 2010 in the band’s native Denmark, so this has been a long time coming. Of course, they didn’t just, um, chill out in the meantime. They toured the land like freshly thawed, centuries-starved beasts and talked to us about their high school roots. Matador promises further news about the new long-player in the coming weeks, but for now, they’ve dropped some European dates on us. See those below, after revisiting the video for “You’re Blessed.”

Iceage tour dates:
Nov. 21 – Belfast, UK @ Limelight
Nov. 22 – Dublin, IRL @ Academy 2
Nov. 23 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Nov. 24 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Third Door
Nov. 25 – York, UK @ Stereo
Nov. 26 – Wrexham, UK @ Central Station
Nov. 27 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Nov. 28 – Bristol, UK @ Croft
Nov. 29 – London, UK @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Nov 30. – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Dec. 1 – Oxford, UK @ Cellar
Dec. 14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Mayhem w/ Lower
Dec. 15 – Arhus, DK @ Splab w/ Lower