30 seconds of bright guitars, lush harmonies, and a driving rhythm is a great way to open a song. Released on the heels of the balmy High Rise, Low Rise indie stalwarts Emperor of Ice Cream are set to release their new single Weather Vane.
A track that captures the age of isolation that has been gradually creeping up on the world, Weather Vane feels both familiar and current with the band producing a lyrically and musically impressive single. Raw melodic guitars are topped by rich vocals and the group’s trademark free-flowing bassline creating a dynamic fresh sound that is a natural progression for the infectious indie-pop sound the band has become known for. With engaging lyrics that hook the listener from the beginning, Emperor Of Ice Cream have captured the tornado of emotions that flare up when a relationship comes under strain.
Mixed by Graham Finn from his New York abode, the drums were beautifully recorded in Amsterdam at IJland Studios by Remko Schouten, who has previously worked with Pavement, Stephen Malkamus & The Jicks, and Devendra Bernhardt. Whilst the single was mastered by Tom Volpicelli (The Who, Iggy Pop, Pat Benatar, The Bloodhound Gang) at The Mastering House in New Jersey. Speaking about the recording process, Graham said: “It’s a strange task, to make music with people you haven’t been in the same room as for over two decades, but the challenge was a welcome one. Assembling parts from home studios in Cork and Waterford, the final touches, edits, and mixes were completed in NY. It’s an unusual way of doing things, but with the year that world has experienced collectively, not an uncommon one these days, unfortunately”
A must for your collection and listening playlist if you crave something that moves beyond the norm of contemporary indie. The fantastic ‘Weather Vane’ will be released digitally on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and all other digital platforms. In the meantime, the ‘No Sound Ever Dies’ LP can be obtained on vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital download.
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