“Coalition” is one giant, adrenaline-fueled hot mess of a first single from Iceage’s forthcoming Matador debut (which is also an Escho-co-release). The drums are pummeling so fast that they constantly trip over themselves; the guitar lines bend in and out of dissonance so drunklenly that they sound like the product of charmed, accidental slippage. But what really makes this track feel like pure, unadulterated id is Elias Ronnenfeldt’s scream-sung delivery, which simply feels larger than his own vocal chords, not least when he starts shouting the word “excess” at the song’s teetering burnout of an ending. Download the song at Matador’s site, and look out for You’re Nothing on February 19th.
Download: Iceage, “Coalition”