Our first releases of 2014 are out today! Stream both records below, and then go grab physical copies over at our online store where both tapes are available together as part of a twin pack for the low, low price of £6.50 + P&P.
2014 will open for Icecapades with two cassette releases. The first is a split E.P, coming courtesy of London’s Joey Fourr, and Denmark’s Eerie Glue. For those listeners new to this pair, expect this seven song release to deliver tight, lo-fi pop songs heavy on esotericism and melody
In addition, we’re also delighted to be handling the second release from Lady Neptune, the creator of one of my personal favourite releases of this year, the excellent and absorbing, Saves Planet Earth.
Both cassettes will be ready for release in mid February. Keep an eye on our twitter for details of release dates, pre-orders etc
Slowcoaches return with new four-track E.P, THINKERS, following on from their May 2012 release, ‘We’re So Heavy’, which sold out within a week.
Armed with a fistful of new songs, bassist/singer Heather Perkins, and guitarist Matt Dixon have instigated a line up change, with the addition of Mazes’ Neil Robinson on drums, and spent the bulk of the past year performing across the UK and Europe.
The record is limited to a run of 300 7” copies. Artwork comes courtesy of drummer Neil, featuring “manually manipulated painting”, printed onto recycled card.
Pre-order the 7” over here; icecapades.bigcartel.com/product/slow…thinkers-e-p
E.P Launch show Saturday November 30th at The Victoria, Dalston with Omi Palone, Feature and more t.b.a; www.facebook.com/events/651281418249244
Icecapades are thrilled to announce the physical release of Stoned Out Two: Morning of The Way To Love, the second full-length album from Lou Breed - a.k.a. U.S. multidisciplinary artist Jeremy Daly.
Stoned Out Two neatly takes off from where the 2010 debut Stoned Out: Miami Beach left us. That time around Jeremy was feverishly writing and recording whilst in his final months of study at University of Michigan, resulting in a wonderfully intimate and glitchy pop record inspired by the likes of Beck, Panda Bear, Captain Beefheart, Haruomi Hosono & Tadanori Yokoo, Freddie Mckay, and Pregnant.
Now two years down the line, we find East Coast native Daly making the jump to the warmer tropes of Los Angeles. This sophomore collection of songs shows an evident liberation thanks to the transition in temperature (hinted at by the Hockney-esque pool scene artwork), as well as the newly-afforded freedom to develop musically within the sprawling isolation of L.A.
Jeremy takes up the story on the process behind the album -
“Sections of this album blossomed from material recorded off the radio, from mp3s found in batches on the internet, from tapes found on the street, from phone recordings made covertly then forgotten about, from videos etc.. I build (the songs) upwards like a sculpture and my personality and then my lyrical intentions enter which is cool because the song can be imbued with so much more information… Ultimately the process is about spending time doing what I love, which is searching and finding and listening and extracting and singing and feeling and not worrying about it being perfect, or being accessible, or even feeling like music or art, but maybe angling towards that somehow and failing and completely enjoying the way that unique failure occurs.”
The album, available for purchase here, is restricted to an extremely limited first run of 100 cassette copies. Each copy comes with hand assembled album covers, designed by U.K. based illustrator, Jiro Bevis.
For more information about the record, and details on distribution, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re the latest to hand-pick a line-up for our brothers’ Manchester Scenewipe’s Curations series. “A monthly night of musical power curated by a guest Manchester music entity”.
Deets are as follows;
DIVINE MEN OF CHOICE
± 1 MORE T.B.A
Friday 19th April 2013
Fuel Cafe, Wilmslow Road,
Withington, Manchester, M20 3BW
Facebook group over here too, if that’s your sort of thing;
Second half of our aural odyssey through 2012 AD. This time covering tracks we love from August to December.
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Tracklist for anyone interested
Fergus & Geronimo - No Parties
Tyvek - City of a dream
Knxwledge - NBD
Majical Cloudz - What that was
Absolutely Free - UFO
Cold Pumas - Sherry Island
Chris Cohen - Monad
Action Bronson - Bird on a Wire
Protomartyr - How he lived after he died
Gunplay - Bible on the Dash
Lil B - Warm Ups
Dam Mantle - Brother Fowl
Soft Walls - Black Cat
Vinyl Williams - Higher Worlds
Semya - Peace Beams
Lukid - This Dog Can Swim
Avi Buffalo - She is Seventeen
Hecker & Lopatin - Intrusions
Adrian Crowley - Fortuneteller’s Song
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads - It’s Murder
Belatedly offering up this playlist made up of some of our favourite tracks from the first half of 2012 (running Jan - July). I think there’s a track from every record bought during the course of the year, and a few more besides.
Second segment to drop in December, one would wager.
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EDIT - Tracklist for anyone interested
Quakers feat. Jonwayne - Smoke
Terry Malts - Tumble Down
King Tuff - Bad Thing
Beach Fossils - Shallow
Gold Panda - Mountain
Danny Brown - Jay Dee’s Revenge
Footsie - 1 Spliff
Habibi - Sweetest Talk
Slowcoaches - 54
G Green - Gay 90’s
Teen Suicide - Everything Is Fine
Lil’ Ugly Mane - Bitch, I’m Lugubrious
Strong Arm Steady feat. Selektah - Premium
Actress - Ascending
Fergus & Geronimo - The Strange One Speaketh / Roman Tick
Young Roddy - The Plot
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
Joey Bada$$ - Waves
Ty Segall Band - I Bought My Eyes
Temple Songs - $$$$$$’ $$ $ $$$$$$$$$
Dolfinz - L.W
Dro Carey - Freakee
Perfume Genius - Take Me Home
Liars - The Exact Colour of Doubt
Aldous Robinson - Love is Inside You
Hundred Waters - Wonderboom
Sun Arraw/Gengras/Congos - Sunshine
Weird Era - Sourpuss
Duane Pitre - Feel Free
Ital - Floridian Void
Zelienople - The Southern
Schoolboy Q feat. Curren$y - Grooveline pt.1
Chronik - Man In The Boot
Rainbow Valley - Tipoftheredgiantbranch
Bringing together two of Manchester’s most promising and invigorating breakout bands of recent times, our latest offering crams 12 minutes of classic, hook-laden pop precision onto two sides of a 7”.
Side A is taken up by Sex Hands, three childhood best friends from North Wales, and one new pal from Manchester via Runcorn. Taking in members of NW notables Klaus Kinski, Irma Vep and Waiters, they enigmatically straddle the line between uniquely irresistible melodic delights, and unhinged macho-man party anthems. Your curiosity may already have been piqued by their recent, excellent (and free to download) collection ‘Season 1’. This though is proudly their first appearance on vinyl, and sees them flexing muscle through pulse-rasing standouts; ‘Way, No Way’, and ‘Ichiban’.
Side B is occupied by the now-on-an-indefinate-hiatus-Daily Life. A band specialising in near-perfect slabs of modern post-punk songs that crawl resolutely in your ear and burrow wayyy deep down in your skull. Sadly scuppered in their plan for pure world dominance by singer Luke’s decision to emigrate to New Zealand in January of this year - we toast the brief, bright existence of our dearly departed friends in the only manner befitting these formidable recordings; cherry picking their two strongest cuts, ‘King of Sports’ and ‘Alabaster’, and commiting them to vinyl.
The record is restricted to 250 copies, each coming with beautifully screen-printed covers courtesy of Manchester Artists Alex Humphries and Lucy Jones.
RIYL: Flying Nun, Silver Jews, Early Pavement, The Clean, Country Teasers, VU, Pixies, Fflaps and Sonic Youth
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Now available for pre-order over at our online store.
ORDERS SHIPPING ON 23rd APRIL
‘North West’ is the sophomore effort from FEEL RIGHT, fourteen high tempo, lo-fi pop songs made by two twenty some-things with a flair for infectious, sticky hooks, and an innate handle on melody.
Both born on 19th May 1983 at different hospitals in the North West, Joe Logan and Nick Ainsworth are, in other lives, involved in some of the most vibrant bands to have tripped out of Manchester over the last few years (Former Bullies, Sex Hands). With this second album, they’ve conspired to create a record which radiates lightness, levity and competence. It’s the sound of two ultra-talented friends teasing the best from one another and doing what seemingly comes so readily to them.
Nick says of the writing process for the record:
“Joe plays a guitar part from his library-like brain, I sing some words that have been playing heavy on my mind and play the drums too. It’s all been very quick and spontaneous and I think the songs sound really different to anything else I’ve played before.”
The album is limited to a first run of 100 vinyl copies. Each coming with a silkscreened/ risographed cover, hand assembled and designed by local artists Alex Humphreys and Lucy Jones.
Northwest is available to stream, and for digital purchase here
You can buy vinyl copies of the album directly from us over here, as well as from the following, excellent retailers :