Iceage Announce Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021

Danish band Iceage have announced Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021, their new compilation album out September 23rd
Iceage have announced Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021, their new compilation album out September 23rd

Danish band Iceage have announced Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021, their new compilation album out September 23rd on Mexican Summer, and today share its title track. Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021 is a collection of non-LP cuts (or “misfit children,” as singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt describes them) from the seven years during which Iceage made Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014), Beyondless (2018), and Seek Shelter (2021).

“Shake The Feeling,” written and recorded during the Beyondless sessions, was left off for being deemed “happy go lucky.” “We thought this one to be a little too ‘nice’ and well behaved at the time,” explains Rønnenfelt. “I didn’t want to learn the song, so I ended up improvising on the final take we did before abandoning it. In hindsight, I find the song to be completely sprawling with an impulsiveness difficult to capture on purpose. It has some of the guitar work I’m personally most proud of.” The video, directed by Alex Cantouris, intercuts behind-the-scenes clips of the band with intimate performance footage from last year’s Pitchfork London.

The album proceeds to jump forward and backwards in time, with tracks written in the four years between Plowing Into The Field of Love and Seek Shelter colliding with covers of two 1960s songs (“I’ll Keep It With Mine” by Bob Dylan and Abner Jay’s “My Mule”).

As to whether Shake The Feeling has a dominant theme, Elias says: “not really, and then somehow yes.” “No, but also yes” is as perfect an encapsulation of an Iceage-ian ethos as there could ever be. More than just about any other band from Europe working within American rock ‘n’ roll traditions, Iceage maintain their initial embracement of the no-but-yes life-affirming negativity of punk and hardcore. Maybe Elias considers Shake The Feeling to be more a document of Iceage at different points of the members’ young lives than a “piece of artwork.”

Iceage
Shake The Feeling: Outtakes & Rarities 2015-2021
Tracklist
Mexican Summer

1. All The Junk On The Outskirts
2. Shake The Feeling
3. Sociopath Boogie
4. My Mule
5. I’ll Keep It With Mine
6. Balm of Gilead
7. Broken Hours
8. I’m Ready To Make A Baby
9. Namouche
10. Order Meets Demand
11. Lockdown Blues
12. Shelter Song (Acoustic)

Iceage 2022 Tour Dates

Fri. Sep. 9 – Siena, IT @ Live Rock Festival
Wed. Sep. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Brooklyn Monarch *
Thu. Sep. 22 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall *
Fri. Sep. 23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
Sat. Sep. 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall *
Sun. Sep. 25 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *
Mon. Sep. 26 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
Wed. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
Thu. Sep. 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Fri. Sep. 30 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
Sat. Oct. 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *
Mon. Oct. 3 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
Tue. Oct. 4 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre *
Wed. Oct. 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
Thu. Oct. 6 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Fri. Oct. 7 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground *
Sat. Oct. 8 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^
Sun. Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *
Mon. Oct. 10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
Tue. Oct. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Thu. Oct. 13 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater *
Fri. Oct. 14 – Tacoma, WA @ Alma Mater *
Sat. Oct. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Substation *

* = co-headline dates with Earth
^ = with Object of Affection & Smirk

Pre-order Outtakes and Rarities 2015-2021 by Iceage HERE