Review: Iceage – New Brigade (2011)


Post-punk is indecipherable in my experience. It’s that bridge between punk and alternative (or grunge) where people were trying to break free from certain methodological constraints set by the 1970s to collapse upon something else. So revisiting it is like viewing a painter’s work-in-progress, heralding it as a masterpiece, while the artist continues to brush over what was once highly acclaimed until something ‘finished’ comes into fruition. It’s partially for that reason why the allure of Iceage is beyond me.