Iceage have shared a new track to celebrate their heading on tour next month and the announcement of a new string of North American dates where they’ll co-headline with Earth. The new song is called “All The Junk On The Outskirts” and initially emerged during the sessions for 2018’s Beyondless, though the band couldn’t figure out how to complete it until they revisited it in 2021. Singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt says:
“I consider this one of the better cuts off the Beyondless sessions, but it ended up being a misfit that wouldn’t quite fit in with the other songs as we put together the tracklisting. Like a piece belonging to a different puzzle. Much like it wasn’t welcome with the others on Beyondless, it’s an anthem for those on the outside looking in.“
Although written for dreamier Beyondless, “All The Junk On The Outskirts” features Iceage’s more classic-sounding streamlined rock formation, as heard on last year’s Seek Shelter. The song moves fluidly on the slick rhythm pattern, but has plenty of bristles in the wiry guitar scrawl around its edges. Through this frame we can imagine Rønnenfelt’s narrator roaming the streets, looking in at society and wrinkling his nose with displeasure. It may not be Iceage’s most rollicking release, but it certainly has their trademark punk snarl and insight.
“All The Junk On The Outskirts” is out on Mexican Summer. Follow Iceage on Facebook and Instagram.
Their tour dates are (new dates in bold):
Thu. May 5 – Bordeaux, FR @ Sideral Psych Fest Wed. May 18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^ Thu. May 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room ^ Fri. May 20 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace ^ Sat. May 21 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW ^ Sun. May 22 – Montreal, QC @ Ausgang ^ Tue. May 24 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground – Showcase Lounge ^ Wed. May 25 – Portland, ME @ Space ^ Thu. May 26 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room ^ Fri. May 27 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival Sat. May 28 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop Sun. May 29 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle Mon. May 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club Fri. Jun. 3 – Saint-Brieuc, FR @ Art’Rock Festival Sun. Jun. 5 – Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo Primavera Festival Fri. Jun. 10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival Sat. Jun. 11 – Napoli, IT @ Festina Iente Thu. Jun. 16 – Helsinki, FI @ Sideways Festival Fri. July 1 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival Sat. July 2 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival Sat. July 16 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival Fri. July 29 – Prague, CR @ Fluff Festival Fri. Aug. 5 – Svindinge, DK @ To Øl Festival Mon. Aug. 15 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival Fri. Sep. 9 – Siena, IT @ Live Rock Festival Wed. Sep. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Brooklyn Monarch * Thu. Sep. 22 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall * Fri. Sep. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat * Sat. Sep. 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall * Sun. Sep. 25 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner * Mon. Sep. 26 – Detroit, MI @ El Club * Thu. Sep. 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line * Fri. Sep. 30 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown * Sat. Oct. 1 – Lawrence, KS @ Record Bar * Mon. Oct. 3 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre * Tue. Oct. 4 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre * Wed. Oct. 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad * Thu. Oct. 6 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress * Sun. Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater * Mon. Oct. 10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium * Tue. Oct. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall * Thu. Oct. 13 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater * Fri. Oct. 14 – Tacoma, WA @ Alma Mater * Sat. Oct. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Substation *