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Iceage - 'Seek Shelter'
On 'Seek Shelter', Iceage’s fifth album, the band’s eternal edge bares signs of elegant vulnerability in their most expressive songwriting and expansive production yet. Romantic piano balladry, invocations of patron saints, and a gospel choir are but a few elements that constitute a new emotional palette ripe for the psychedelic flourishes of Sonic Boom’s (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3) production and Shawn Everett's mixing (Haim, The War on Drugs, Kasey Musgraves).
A decade on from 'New Brigade', an instant punk record made by four Danish teenagers that came out of nowhere and inspired total devotion around the world, 'Seek Shelter' — Iceage’s fifth LP and first for Mexican Summer — is proof that their lives are still happening through their music, and that they remain determined to harness it. Enrolling Sonic Boom (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3) to produce, 'Seek Shelter' sees Iceage’s propulsive momentum pushing them in new, expansive, ecstatic directions. The sound of an emotional core unwound, Seek Shelter radiates warmth and a profound desire for salvation in a world that’s spinning further and further out of control.