Release Date: Oct 2, 2015
Record label: MRI
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
I think I speak for us all when I say that we at Drowned In Sound are a right lovely bunch of left-leaning, limp-wristed, lily-livered liberals. As such, we find it terribly tricky to entertain the reactionary notion that particular types of dark or aggressive-sounding music can make good people do bad things. The possibility that Judas Priest might make you shoot yourself, for instance.
Extreme psych marauders’ mind-blowing eighth. Total unfettered freedom and maximum sonic assault propels LA psych veterans The Icarus Line, who manage to invoke the anarchic spirits of Funkadelic, The Gun Club, Velvet Underground, Sun Ra, early Stooges, Albert Ayler, Charley Patton and Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds at their rowdiest in their elemental maelstrom. ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads .
Singer and bandleader Joe Cardamome figures that Icarus Line have landed closer to the elusive truth than ever before on All Things Under Heaven. It turns out that the truth is neither pretty nor particularly easy to stomach. It’s well worth persevering with, though. Icarus Line are often described as post-hardcore, whatever that's supposed to mean.