Ice Baths definitely fit in the realm of any post-genre; there’s elements of post-punk or post-rock, but for me, they’re stretching out those styles. This latest single has those sharp guitar chords that ring discordantly while the rhythm section plods along; the vocals hang in the air, patiently. Then there’s a slight uptick in the energy, almost revealing psychedelic influences; they perhaps owe more to this genre than they’d like to admit, stretching the song beyond expected limits. Their debut album will drop on May 11th via Blank Editions.
It’ll take a second for the throbbing bass to kick in on this number, as Ice Baths dare listeners to turn away with a noisy opening bit. But, hold on and you’ll be tapping your toes as the track pushes you forward. The vocals have this sort of indifference in their delivery, almost as if they’re an afterthought while the guitar chords spring and jangle through the heavier underbelly of the track. Not quite angry, not quite pop…but somewhere in that cavern of in between…that sweet spot we all love. Look for the group’s debut album to drop on May 11th via Blank Editions.