Toronto Post-Punk Duo Ice Cream Gets Creepy On “Veronica”

Let’s cross the uncanny valley together.

Toronto Post-Punk Duo Ice Cream Gets Creepy On “Veronica” Siena DeCampo

The new music of Toronto duo Ice Cream takes Prinzhorn Dance School's stoic post-punk and fills the tensile gaps between notes with electronic frenzy and some dirty pop. “Veronica” is Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist's latest track from their debut album Love, Ice Cream, out June 3 via Bad Actors Inc, and it turns their newfound strides into an open letter of worship to some unknown—and possibly inhuman—entity. “She's a perfect little shell / She's got nothing interesting to tell / But I'm under her perfect spell / Veronica,” they sing, affecting a glazed adoration. Ice Cream gave us some hints over email about the abstraction that is “Veronica.”

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Veronica is a perfect shell. What's inside a shell? Nothing? Everything? Is a shell a screen or a mold? Projection or creation? Is she a mother, sister, lover, enemy? Maybe she's me. All I know is I'm in luv, L-U-V.

Toronto Post-Punk Duo Ice Cream Gets Creepy On “Veronica”