Icy Demons Break the Geography Barrier... Oh Yeah, They Make Music Too
By: Spacelab Research Staff
This is what's so great about the Internet age... no longer do people have to be in just one band anymore, allowing them to pursue multiple projects at the same time, but they don't even have to be in the same city. Icy Demons, a combination of people and locations, is doing exactly this by way of Chicago and Philadelphia.
The nucleus is based around Griffin Rodriquez and Chris Powell. Griffin plays the bass (and lots of other instruments) and Chris Powell plays the drums. Griffin is also in the Elephant 6 collective band Bablicon, while Chris is in Man Man and Need New Body. But most importantly, Griffin lives in Chicago and Chris lives in Philadelphia. Geography.
So while these guys are busy doing their thing with their other bands, the also manage to throw down a bunch of music under the name Icy Demons. It's a hedonistically experimental kind of thing, electronic based and free to combine styles like jazz, 70's kraut, and pop.
They've rounded out the lineup with Dave Moyland, Matt Schneider and Dave McDonnell, and are releasing their second album titled Tears of A Clone on September 12th. They'll be releasing it on Prefuse 73's label Eastern Developments. And tour they shall:
Icy Demons: Tour Dates 07-08 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
07-09 Mac's Bar Lansing, MI
07-10 The Hospital Bloomington, IN
07-11 Southgate House Newport, KY
07-12 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
07-13 Kitchen Distribution Buffalo, NY
07-14 Todd P show Brooklyn, NY
07-16 BAR Nightclub New Haven, CT
07-17 SPACE Gallery Portland, ME
07-18 O'Briens Allston, MA
07-19 Tonic New York, NY
07-20 Warehouse Next Door Washington, DC
07-21 The Pageant Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Icy Demons: Tears of A Clone Track List
01 Jump Off
02 Mr. Squeezy
03 This Is It!
05 Golden Coin
06 Trial By Lasers
07 Vibes, Sweat, What's That?
08 The Only
09 As It Comes
10 The Flea Garden