Danish rock quartet Iceage are back with their first new music since their fourth studio album, Beyondless, which dropped earlier this year.
As they gear up for a North American tour with The Black Lips, Iceage have released a brand new track, “Balm of Gilead.” The track bears stylistic similarities to their latest LP as its garish, theatrical punk rock yearns for the titular Biblical cure-all and medicinal perfume, the Balm of Gilead. With a backdrop of militaristic drums, tambourine and guttural, stouthearted guitars, frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt teems with overwhelming pain and desire—forever eliciting enigma, chaos and debauchery. Beyondless cemented Iceage’s magnetic, elusive status and “Balm of Gilead” sees them continue to plod on along that ambiguous, yet rousing path.
“Balm of Gilead” will be part of a split 7” with The Black Lips. The physical single will be available exclusively at the shows on Iceage’s upcoming tour, which kicks off tonight (Nov. 5) in Vancouver.
Listen to “Balm of Gilead” and check out Iceage’s upcoming tour dates below.
Iceage Tour Dates:
05 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Rickshaw Theatre # ^
06 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox # ^
07 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom # ^
09 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall # ^
10 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House # ^
11 – Tustin, Calif. @ Marty’s On Newport # ^ — SOLD OUT
12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent Theater # ^
13 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues # ^
14 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom # ^
16 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater # ^
17 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk # ^
18 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs # ^
19 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks # ^
20 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn # ^
22 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Sala
23 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl # ^
24 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl # ^
25 – New York, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
27 – New York, N.Y. @ Elsewhere &
05 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
06 – Kortrijik, Belgium @ De Kreun
07 – London, U.K. @ Hackney Arts Centre @
(# = with Black Lips)
(^ = with Surfbort)
(& = with A Place to Bury Strangers)
(@ = with Astrid Sonne, Helm and Warmduscher)