Iceage started as a band of 17-year old Danish punks back in 2008.  With two highly praised albums – 2011’s New Brigade and 2013’s You’re Nothing – Iceage has begun dropping some fresh singles from their upcoming third album, Plowing Into The Field Of Love.  Matador Records will release the album on October 7th.

The band has released a new video to accompany the single “Forever.” The track itself shows the band stepping into fresh territory – transitioning from agitated post-punk to a dark, dripping goth-rock sound – and I ain’t mad at all about it! The video is pretty simple, but does a good job maintaining a feeling of darkness while showing a band that knows exactly what the fuck they are doing.  This is going to be another great album. 

Check out Matador’s take on the video and upcoming album below:

The autobiographical “Forever,” for which Iceage have shared the video today, begins with a pretty repetitive motif over the words, “I always had the sense that I was split in two,” and climaxes with a sunburst of horns recalling South African spiritual jazz great Mongezi Feza: “If I could dive into the other, I’d lose myself forever.” At the other extreme, the album evokes a sort of euphoria, especially in the unexpectedly upbeat country number “The Lord’s Favorite,” and even humor. Yet desperation and loss lurks behind. This is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The reference points are wildly varied, but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage as the record fights with itself, in the story it tells, and the sound it makes. It is not, however, a remotely difficult record. It is the anthemic sound of a band in motion, unafraid of change, filled with curiosity, musicality and ambition.

via Matablog