Icecapades are thrilled to announce the impending 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.
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 - Happy Song
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, the latest offering from our Manchester based micro-label, Icecapades, crams 12 minutes of classic, hook-laden pop precision onto two sides of a 45rpm 7”.
Side A is taken up by Sex Hands, three childhood best friends from North Wales, and one new pal from Manchester via Runcorn, making music inspired by the hit TV series Friends. 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 flex their 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 perfect slabs of modern post-punk pop songs that crawl resolutely in your ear and burrow wayyy deep 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, ear worming 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 (Waiters, 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 restricted to an extremely limited first run of 100 vinyl copies. Each coming with a silkscreened, risograph 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 :
FEEL RIGHT ‘NORTHWEST’ ALBUM LAUNCH, AT THE GASLAMP, BRIDGE STREET, M3 3BW
FEAT - FEEL RIGHT, DAILY LIFE, IRMA VEP & PREGNANT (VIA THE POWERS OF THE INTERWEB)
WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2011, DOORS 8 PM, FREE ENTRY.
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MAP TO VENUE HERE
SHIT THE RUDDY BED.
Made just in time for All Hallows Eve, feast yon ghoulish eyes on this blood-curdling, terror-inducing video for Feel Right’s ace album jam ‘Kids Gone Wild’, taken from the ‘Northwest’ L.P due to drop next month.
For best viewing results, watch alone in the dark whilst invoking Bloody Mary.
We are pleased to announce the looong awaited U.K release of Sacramento resident Daniel Trudeau (aka Pregnant)’s first release for Icecapades - Life Hard : I Try.
The album was composed and recorded with the assistance of fellow Sacramento musician Raleigh Moncrieff close to Daniel’s home in Placerville, deep within the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California, at a time when Daniel and his partner Jocelyn, a recording artist in her own right working under the moniker Alak, were expecting their first child.
Neatly comprising forty five minutes, and fourteen richly textured and compelling pop songs, Life Hard : I Try ably showcases Trudeau’s gift for soft memorable melodies, and an ability to tie together strands of glitchy electronic music with more traditional lyrical pop writing.
To celebrate the release we’ve commissioned Manchester based artist, illustrator & zine store proprietor David Bailey to create the accompanying video for album track ‘Dog’. In addition to which we’re also offering the track up for free from our bandcamp page.
Listen to the album in full and grab free downloads of ‘Dog’ & ‘Letter to a friend’ over at : www.iiicecapades.bandcamp.com