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  • Jesse Malin is sharing a new video Christmas Single ‘Xmas, etc.’ via Icons Creating Evil Art UK

    · By Mattias Forsgren

    Jesse Malin is sharing a new video for the re-recording of “Xmas, etc.” from the 20th anniversary expanded reissue of his debut, The Fine Art of Self Destruction (February 17, Icons Creating Evil Art UK).  “Xmas, etc.” was directed by Dave Stekert and filmed around New York City with actor Jeffries Thaiss.    “Xmas, etc.” is a tale of “regret and isolation,” says Malin. “Feeling alone and disconnected while everyone else seems to be loved and having a good time. When you know you messed up and can only hope for a better one next year.”  The Fine Art of Self Destruction will be out February 17 (Icons Creating Evil Art UK) and will include a re-recorded, reimagined version of...

  • Summer Heart celebrates ten years of dream-pop brilliance on anniversary version of single 'A Million Times' Release December 9 via Icons Creating Evil Art 10-year anniversary of ‘About A Feeling’ coming in 2023

    · By Mattias Forsgren

    Ten years after the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘About A Feeling’, Swedish dream-pop pioneer Summer Heart is set to release a revisited version of the quintessential ‘A Million Times’ through Icons Creating Evil Art, subduing the soundscape of the first single off his aforementioned 2012 LP yet garnishing it with a lo-fi avant-garde resulting from a cutting-edge career spanning more than a decade.‘A Million Times’ sounds more distilled this time around. This tribute is structured in a fundamentally different manner from the original, neither for better nor for worse. The carnival bounce and high-flying, distorted vocals of the 2012 release...

  • FIXT ENGLISH Announces CONRANK remix for latest single ‘LOST IT’ Released December 8th on Icons Creating Evil Art

    · By Mattias Forsgren

    Fixt English (letlive. Guitarist Jeff Sahyoun’s new project), has released a remix of debut single ‘Lost It’ by UK DJ and producer Conrank, one of bass music's most innovative voices. The reimagined version of ‘Lost It’ adds further electronic elements to the track to drive it into euphoric, dancefloor-ready territory, with Conrank even adding his own biting verse. “Conrank took this track to a place I’d never thought of taking it,” says Jeff.  “Such a brilliant mind, artist and person. Not only am I thankful for the birth of this art piece, I am obsessed with it.”  Conrank adds of the process “Remixing ‘Lost It’ was so much fun, I love the track and what Jeff is...

  • Legendariska punkbandet Noice släpper nostalgiskt julballad 'Vi höjer ett glas' - ihop med nya sångaren Charlie Grönvall

    · By Mattias Forsgren

    Punklegenderna Noice släpper 2 december vinterballaden ”Vi höjer ett glas”, en låt med gammaldags julkänsla och gemytlig air av att sitta på en irländsk pub i goda vänners lag. Där finns värme och gemenskap, alla tar i från hjärtat när de sjunger med till musiken och skrålar tillsammans, minns jular från förr och gamla vänner som inte längre finns med. Under 2023 väntar sedan en massiv konserthusturné över hela landet – nu med bandets nya frontman Charlie Grönvall vid mikrofonen.Som son till Nanne och Peter Grönvall och barnbarn till Benny Andersson är det ingen överdrift att Charlie Grönvall föddes in i musiken. Med en gedigen karriär på sitt CV, i rockband (Bracelet, Little Great Things) så...

  • The Austin-based singer-songwriter Sean Keel, release his raw, starkly evocative debut record, A Dry Scary Blue Released December 1st, 2022 on Icons Creating Evil Art

    · By Mattias Forsgren

    “The whole thing was a freak accident,” Sean Keel says of the unlikely set of circumstances that led to the release of the Austin-based singer-songwriter’s raw, starkly evocative record, A Dry Scary Blue, with the independent Stockholm-based  label, Icons Creating Evil Art.  “I’ve got four records on Bandcamp; basically no one has listened to any of them; and now I’m putting one out with a record company. An actual record company! From Sweden!” A Dry Scary Blue introduces a distinctive, wholly individual singer-songwriter who, despite living in a legendary roots-music mecca, has honed his craft far from the public eye.  Keel’s raw, evocative compositions...

  • Baby Strange announce new double A-Side single ‘In The Flesh’ / 'Pathetic Fuck' to be released 2nd December via Icons Creating Evil Art

    · By Mattias Forsgren

    Hot off the back of the critically acclaimed 2022 album 'World Below', Baby Strange announce double A-Side single 'In The Flesh' / 'Pathetic Fuck' to coincide with the bands end of year headline show at Glasgow's prestigious SWG3. Originally released as a 7" for Record Store Day 2021, these two Baby Strange tracks are being released worldwide for the first time and feature brand-new Baby Strange studio track ‘In the Flesh’ alongside a cover of Icons Creating Evil Art label mate Nicky William’s ‘Pathetic Fuck’.  About ‘In The Flesh’In the flesh is a commentary on the role social media continues to play within people’s lives. Now more so than ever, leading to life in a post-pandemic world,...