The Icarus Line posted two sets of hard to find rarities HERE (the first was 15 tracks and the second batch was 16 tracks) on Bandcamp for a limited time (which is up, snooze you lose posers) to help fund the recording of their next record as well as future touring. While you’re kicking yourself over not buying those tracks read up on The Icarus Line with these two great articles; first over at The Line Of Best Fit & secondly over at one of my favorite music sites The Quietus. And then buy these three expanded albums below to help the boys go on tour with KILLING JOKE! Enjoy!
Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in these albums…
The Icarus Line -”Kiss Like Lizards” (original version)
“The first full length by The Icarus Line. Originally released on Crank Records and later on Buddyhead.
The bonus material is compiled from various unreleased vault digs. Mono (and bonus material) is incuded in full here, presented in WAV file format. WAV files are about as good as it gets for digital audio. Much better quality available here than ever before on the internet. Hear the debut record with new ears. For all of you that still have stereos this will be a treat. Recorded on 2inch and mixed down to half inch. Making Analogs.
All profits go directly to the band to fund future touring and recording. We never see a dime from Itunes/Record Companies so please buy direct from us here on Bandcamp. The bonus material will be taken down after our tour with Killing Joke so get in now. Graci.
released 31 December 2001
Vocals, Guitar: Joe Cardamone
Guitar: Alvin DeGuzman
Guitar: Aaron North
Bass: Lance Arnao
Drums: Jeff Watson
Recorded by Mark Trombino and Alex Newport
Mixed by Alex Newport with The Icarus Line
Produced by The Icarus Line
Cover Image by Nina McDonald
The “Red and Black” ep line up is:
“Kill Cupid” and “Never Gonna Make it” feature Mike Felix on drums
All BBC recordings feature Jeff Watson on drums
“Losing Touch” Features Troy Petrey on drums”
- Joe Cardamone
“Feed A Cat To Your Cobra” Music Video
“The fan fave!
For the first time ever we have a full quality download of Penance. Whatever you have on your Ipod probably pales in comparison to the quality of this download. Not to mention we have never seen one royalty statement for this record ever so don’t buy it on itunes(etc.). The bonus material included here ranges from a good portion of our sessions for John Peel on the BBC to the pre production jam tapes from the months leading up to the recording sessions and everything in between. Also included are all B sides that came on the singles for the record.
As previously mentioned all profits are going towards funding our tour with Killing Joke. Thank you for your support and Enjoy!
released 31 December 2004
The band for Penance is :
Penance was mixed by Alan Moulder
Produced by Michael Musmanno with The Icarus Line
John Wahl on Sax
Cover photo by Jason Noccito
Design by Matt Sohl
The band for the “Original Demos” is:
The band for the BBC sessions is the same as the record except Troy Petrey is playing drums on a couple tracks. Also Lance Arnao is on Bass for a couple tunes.
All of the “Wet and Dry” sessions and “Vernon Tapes” are the line up as they appear on the record.”
- Joe Cardamone
“Up Against The Wall” Music Video
Party The Baby Off” Music Video
“Spit On It” “Music Video”
“The last installment of the “expanded” download series. Black Lives was the red headed step child of the bunch but often more rewarding in the long run. Bundled into this download are a couple different sessions. Everything that is labeled Sunset Sound is from the sessions for the record V2 released. Also the Sear Sound mixes are from that same session but offer alternate viewpoints into the making of Black Lives. It wasn’t an easy one to make and the band that was making it was no more before it was even mixed. You can hear that in the final product for better or worse. Notice there are a lot of songs that appear more than once here. The reason is the versions are so different from each other you can see how rapidly tunes evolve and how every day offered a new perspective. We were never shy about trying it differently. The Sear Sound mixes are from that same session at Sunset but offer alternate viewpoints into the making of Black Lives. Mixed as roughs by producer Michael Musmanno. He mixed the whole record in a day and a lot of it sounds great.
The tunes labeled Virtue are from one of many false starts on what was to become this record. We holed up at this dude Jimmy Boyles studio by the farmers market and got stood up by our engineer. Brian Virtue helped us get a couple of the songs mixed so that we had something to show for it. The Soundcastle sessions were the first we had done after Aaron left and Don was moved to guitar. We had something to prove and they sound pretty great even now. Lastly, Dying at the Little Joy. This is the live audio portion of a strange rehearsal/live record we did at Little Joy in Echo Park. This is the first recording of the band that would make WILDLIFE. It was filmed and recorded at 9am so that we could get the bar for $150. Not the finest hour for a rock group to get it on but I think that this collection of gents were some of the finest around. Rock N Roll Animals!
Thanks for listening to this shit and downloading the new expanded records. Although it seems like there is a lot of ground covered there is still so much unreleased stuff. Maybe some more might leak out later this year. As with the other records these will only be up until the end of the Killing Joke tour and are of a higher quality than anywhere else on the internet. Buy Direct!
Thanks for your support and hope you enjoy some of this noise.
released 31 December 2006
The Black Lives band is:
Black Lives at the Golden Coast was produced by Michael Musmanno
Mixed by Dave Mcnair
Cover photo by Dan Monick
Layout by Matt Sohl
Mastered by Howie Wienberg
The Dying at the Little Joy band is:
Dying was recorded and mixed by Michael Musmanno
Produced by Musmanno/Cardamone”
- Joe Cardamone
“Gets Paid” Music Video
“Slayer” Music Video
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