Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

THE ICARUS LINE UK/EU TOUR DATES OCTOBER 2011

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October 

 

1 Sweden Stockholm Debaser 

 

2 Sweden Malmo Debaser 

 

3 Norway Oslo Bla 

 

 5 Germany Berlin Magnet 

 

6 Switzerland Bulle 

 

7 Holland Amsterdam OC11

 

8 Belgium Antwerp Trix Bar 

 

 10 UK Cardiff Ifor Bach 

 

11 UK Manchester ruby lounge 

 

12 UK Glasgow King Tuts 

 

13 UK Wakefield The Hop 

 

14 UK London Lexington 

 

15 UK Leeds Brainwash Festival 

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Friday, September 2, 2011

The Lexington

Check out this website I found at thelexington.co.uk

On sale now. London get the fuck in!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TicketWeb - Order Tickets for SPINDRIFT with ICARUS LINE & The...

SPINDRIFT
with ICARUS LINE & The Country (members from Gram Rabbit) & DJ TRAVIS KELLER

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 8:30 PM PDT
Echoplex (below the Echo), Los Angeles, CA
21 years and over

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

EVIL

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Spent the week in Red Star with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. Check out Warrens set up / noise zone. EVIL!

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

YAARN • The Wild Redemption of The Icarus Line

The Wild Redemption of The Icarus Line

Welcome to Wildlife…

The Icarus Line should, by all accounts, be dead and buried by now; the fallouts, the trauma, the broken record deals and the empty promises should have felled the band years ago.

However, Joe Cardamone, a man with an Iggy dance and a velvet soul, is still clinging to the greasy pole of dirty rock n roll dreams and has no plans of letting go.

Wildlife, the band’s latest album, which is released later this month via Cobraside-distributed Roar Scratch Records, is redemption in lacquered form; a collection of blood, sweat and fears crafted in a shady suburb of the city of angels.

The record was originally titled Joe Cardamone vs The Icarus Line, a result of years of feuding and fighting and fucking around. It was recorded by Cardamone himself in his own studio – affectionately known as Gangbang Park Studios – amidst heartbreak and hard work.

The question is whether Cardamone can breathe life into his American dream and (re)convince the world that it needs the insolence and narcissism of The Icarus Line in a world filled with banal blog bands and bands that don’t matter.

This year also marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Mono, The Icarus Line’s snarling debut that saw Cardamone and his gang (including Aaron North) crash and bang into relevance.

When they first surfaced, they brought a sense of urgency and danger, an immediate riposte to the louche cool of The $trokes. They came as a gang with a reputable record collection and a dangerous and destructive stage show. They played hard and partied harder (my first encounter with them was in a Butlins-esque seaside chalet where they couldn’t stand straight after a show in Amsterdam).

The band, however, are no longer the youthful hellraisers that they used to be. The punk spit of Feed A Cat To Your Cobra has been replaced with a Beggars Banquet-era Stones-influence (as highlighted by the soft blues stomp of tracks including It’s Alright and Sin Man Sick Blues) and The Birthday Party scrawl of Love Is Happiness has been replaced with a more melodic and measured Cardamone… But, ultimately, it’s all part of the same story; one man’s mission to write, fuck, sing, bleed, share, dance and entertain.

The feud between Cardamone and North, who left the band in 2004 to join Nine Inch Nails, has also cooled; the pair have subsequently patched up some of their differences and there is a rumour that a documentary about the band – following both Cardamone and North – is being prepared by mutual friend Travis Keller, founder of Buddyhead (think Dig! with a happy ending).

Can a band be redeemed and reload in our post-post internet world? Can a record such as Wildlife, with its crooning honesty, give The Icarus Line back their place in the game? I, fucking, hope so.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Jameson Piedimonte - Rest in Peace

We lost a comrade today. Jameson will be missed by everyone who knew him. Gone way too young. Here is portrait he took of The Icarus Line. Goodbye my friend.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Slow Death Drums

The Icarus Line got together to do a session with good man Greg Gordon recently. We draped the BlackSpade um17's around the kit in a Glyn Johns fashion and the results were stunning. Some of the best drum sounds I have heard. It can be done in tiny rooms if you put your thinking cap on and use your ears. We recorded our version of Slow Death. The recording should pop up in the next couple weeks.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

GOLDEN RUSH EARLY VERSION

This version of Golden Rush was recorded about six months before Black Lives was tracked at Sunset Sound. The Icarus Line had just parted ways with V2 for the first time. Don was promoted to guitar but both him and Alvin were sharing Guitar/Bass duties. This is some of Don's best playing in The Icarus Line.  Kinda the opposite of what is represented on the disintegration document that Black Lives became.  There is actually three fully recorded versions of that record. Hopefully we'll figure out a way of releasing all that material at some point but until then check this out.

03_Golden_Rush_(Silverlake_Douchebag_Sessions).m4a Listen on Posterous

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IGS Audio - Professional Studio Equipment

To all friends that make records: Check out IGS. Well made, great sounding gear that comes in half the price of the stuff it emulates/recreates. All hand assembled in Poland. A very sick deal on top notch compression for anyone who needs it. I have the SSL style comp and the ONE (La2a) as mentioned below. Both have knocked my socks off so far.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hot in the Temple of Sounds

Hey LA. Last night was a blast. We came, we saw and then we came some more. But seriously all the bands (that we booked) were awesome. Thanks to The Shining Twins for writing good songs and making people smile. Thanks to Stab City for just being intense and making sure we have to sure that The Icarus Line brings it. Thanks to Travis for making shit happen and Carlton's laugh for making me cry. We will have some more last minute barn burners before the summer is gone after that The Icarus Line head back to UK/Europe for more Damage. Wildlife will be out  in August everywhere. Through all the shit we have brewing another new record is taking shape. Let's get nuts.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

New gear at VRC!

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LA-2A clone by IGS. Feels like the real thing..

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Monday, July 4, 2011

ECHOOO

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photo by Peter Frankenstein 

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