GRASSFIGHT ANNOUNCES ICON EP2 FOR RELEASE JULY 24
MP3 FOR FIRST SINGLE, “LOOK HOMEWARD, HEATHEN” + TRAILER BELOW
After the release of their first IconEP last fall, NYC’s Grassfight is getting ready to drop a second set of dark and atmospheric indie rock as Icon EP2 on July 24. My Old Kentucky Blogpremiered the first single “Look Homeward, Heathen” today, saying “Grassfight plays a flavor of post-punk that’s sure to have all the cool kids…well, cowering in the corner while their darkwave overlords promenade on the dancefloor.” The band has also prepared a chilling black and white trailer for the EP that just went live on YouTube this week.
Listen/Download: “Look Homeward, Heathen” MP3
Watch: Icon EP2 Trailer
Grassfight’s music features a tension and complexity that’s at one moment a dark, urgent wall of sound, and in the next, lingering and atmospheric. Having assembled in Denton, Texas, the three-piece set out to contest the settled collective.
After a move from Denton to NYC, Grassfight released its Icon EP in fall 2011 to buzz in the blogosphere and embraces from local media. Both EPs were recorded together at various studios in New York and Denton and, for the band, the recordings broke down into two seasonal groups. The fall release features a track listing that feels aggressive and more temperamental, where the second mirrors the longer and more amused days of summer.
Icon EP2 Tracklisting:
1. Look Homeward, Heathen
3. Until You Sleep (Icy Slope)
“This is compelling psych-goth rock that’s dark enough to be credible, noisy enough to be truly edgy and punchy enough to be entertaining. As an added bonus, lead singer Nathan can pull off some seriously high tension cadences a la’ Nick Cave. If you like some sonic horror in your music, keep an ear out for these guys.” – The Deli
“They’ll keep contending with bigger-name indie-pop bands as their sound further polishes itself. If you still adore Interpol, Grassfight’s hypnotic bass lines and crowd-friendly hooks…will carve the Denton band’s name into your head in some slick, sans-serif font.” – NBC-DFW