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Mexican Summer

Released: 07.05.21

 

 

 

 

 

Iceage have never been afraid of pushing against the norm. Having careered through four albums of gloomy punk with a snarling certainty, this fifth offering sees the Danish quintet – say hello to additional guitarist Casper Morilla – set out with similar surety, but also venture into recesses that they have, up until now, largely ignored.

Deliberate or otherwise, there is a notable stab at something close to timelessness on this record, embracing sonic cues and flourishes as disparate from the band’s usual palette as gospel choirs and groove-laden blues to the more sprawling, psych-infused moments of Britpop. It’s not always entirely enthralling – or at least not as enthralling as you feel Iceage intended it to be – but it’s delivered with bombast, clarity and a louring maturity that impresses.

 

 

 

 
 

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