Los Angeles, CA – California-based garage rock outfit The Band Ice Cream has released “CHEMICAL FIRE,” the introspective first track from their forthcoming 10-song collection Play Dead. Recalling moments that front-person Kevin Fielding experienced following the death of a family member, the track serves as a first glimpse into The Band Ice Cream’s new, more pensive, writing approach that calls Play Dead home.
The single is deceptively spirited and uptempo, steadily building via 90’s era guitar riffs while weaving in modern production elements like 808s and synths. Highlighting how our personal prejudices can block objectivity and leave us unresponsive to individuals seeking an understanding ear, the track zooms in on the adverse reaction that some of the members of Fielding’s family had after discovering that their deceased relative’s spouse had moved on, choosing to view love as a chemical that can come and go.
“To love again is human,” Fielding reminds his listeners. “It doesn’t need to be viewed as replacing love lost.”
“CHEMICAL FIRE” is available to download and stream on digital platforms worldwide.
In addition to the new single and album, The Band Ice Cream – who have already garnered the praise of Consequence, The Wild Honey Pie, Substream, New Noise Magazine, PunkNews, and others – will hit the road in September to celebrate the release of Play Dead, playing markets like Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix, and more.
Play Dead, which was written by Fielding, tracked by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock, Remo Drive), and produced by Tim Vickers aka Grandbankss (Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake), will be released in full on September 20. To keep up with TBIC’s musical journey, follow them on Instagram @thebandicecream or check out their website TheBandIceCream.com.
Play Dead – Out 9/20
- OPENING PRAYER
- BURY ME IN DENIM
- CHEMICAL FIRE
- NET POSITIVE
- ALGORITHMIC APATHY
- TOUGH GUY
- GRAB THE MOP