Ice Cream, comprised of Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist, have announced the release of their new album, Fed Up, is due out on November 15th. Along with the news, the duo also shared the single/video lifted from the album, “Modern Life. The album, is the follow-up to their 2016’s Love, Ice Cream. The duo play their next show on September 19th in London, UK.
Borrowing in equal measure from pop, electronic music, R&B, and classic rock, with Fed Up Ice Cream have created a vibrant sonic world where shuddering beats, catchy melodies and heavy rock-and-roll riffs lock perfectly into lyrics about the pressures of living under late capitalism and the male gaze.
“Modern Life” is the second single to be taken from the album. Speaking on the track Amanda Crist explains, “Modern Life” focuses around the frustrations that come from living a metropolitan existence. How the exploitation of the capitalist system can become so consuming and restrictive, living as an authentic human, can seem like a challenge.”
Ice Cream is the product of years of collaboration between Amanda Crist and Carlyn Bezic, two longtime veterans of the Toronto music scene. Crist has played and toured with US Girls, and Bezic with Slim Twig; together, they’re members of the supergroup Darlene Shrugg. They’ve been making music as Ice Cream for five years, and what originally started out as a spare “molecular pop” project has evolved into something far more lush and layered, borrowing in equal measure from pop, electronic music, R&B, and classic rock to make a sound that’s completely their own.
Sept 19 – London, UK @ Sebright Arms (w/ Operators)
Sept 20 – Paris, FR @ Le Station Gare des Mines (Long Winter Paris)
Sept 27 – Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe (POP Montreal)
Oct 11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern (Night Owl Festival)
Oct 17 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood*
Oct 18 – Orillia, ON @ The Brownstone*
Oct 19 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight*
Oct 25 – Windsor, ON @ Meteor Bar*
Oct 26 – London, ON @ Call the Office*