Published Jun 18, 2014Long-running Los Angeles rock act the Icarus Line are set to finish what they started last year on their dark and depraved Slave Vows LP by issuing a mini companion called Avowed Slavery. The EP had previously yielded a July 3 due via Agitated, and it's now been set up with an August 5 launch in North America.
A press release notes that the five-song set completes to "circle of fury" laid out by Slave Vows, finding the band once again flirting with a sleazy Stooges influence as singer Joe Cardamone sounds off on "the desecrated war-zones of the music industry, American culture, and love."
The EP brings previously road-tested tracks "Salem Slims" and "Junkadelic" into the recorded realm, with the latter's "grooving and slithering" arrangement apparently blending the sound of George Clinton P-Funk and industrial icons Einsturzende Neubauten.
While details are still forthcoming, the Icarus Line are apparently already working on a proper follow-up to Slave Vows, with the band revealing over Facebook last month that they had been recording out in New York with producer Mike Musmanno. The group also noted that they have plans to tour "the roads of America later in the summer into the winter," but dates have yet to be revealed.
1. Leeches and Seeds
3. Raise Yer Crown
4. Salem Slims
5. The Father/The Priest