Posted in music | tour dates on May 8, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Chairlift play Webster Hall tonight (5/8, tickets still available) and if you're going you would do well to consider getting there early for openers Ice Choir. (Laurel Halo also plays.) It's the newer band from Pains of Being Pure at Heart drummer Kurt Feldman who used to front 8-bit shoegazers The Depreciation Guild.

The Ice Choir recently announced that their debut album, AFAR, will be released by Underwater Peoples on July 31. The label, mainly known for hazy stoner-friendly guitar rock, seems like an odd match for a band whose main influences seem to be Scritti Politti and Prefab Sprout but people can like all sorts of different styles of music, so so can labels. The album was produced by Feldman and mixed by Violens' Jorge Elbrecht.

No tracks from AFAR have been released for us to hear yet, but album art is below and you can stream both sides of Ice Choir's debut single which came out last year on Shelf Life records. The band also have a few more shows lined up and those are below as well.

Also below are updated Chairlift tour dates and a capella live version of their song "Have We Met Before?" performed by an all-female choir comprised of local indie scene talent.

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Ice Choir LP

The Ice Choir - AFAR
Underwater Peoples Records
July 31, 2012

Track Listing:
1.) I Want You Now And Always
2.) Teletrips
3.) A Vision Of Hell, 1996
4.) Bounding
5.) Two Rings
6.) Afar
7.) Peacock In The Tall Grass
8.) The Ice Choir
9.) Everything Is Spoilt By Use

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Ice Choir -- 2012 Tour Dates
5/8/12 - @WEBSTER HALL // NEW YORK, NY (w/ Chairlift, Laurel Halo)
6/15/12 - @SPIKE HILL - NORTHSIDE FEST / BROOKLYN, NY
6/16/12 - @LOREM IPSUM BOOKS // BOSTON, MA (w/ Cuffs, Saralee)

Chairlift - Have We Met Before (Girls & Bass version)

Chairlift - 2012 Tour Dates
MAY 08 New York, NY Webster Hall
JUN 02 London, Field Day
JUN 04 Dublin Forbidden Fruit Festival
JUN 06 Paris LA GAÎTE LYRIQUE
JUN 06 Paris Gaite Lyrique
JUN 08 Porto Prima Vera Porto
JUL 15 Dour Dour Festival
AUG 03 - 05 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza

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Comments (15)

definitely dont want to see this band but want to get there for laurel. havent been to webster in a long time anyone wanna guess what time she'll go on if doors 7/show 8?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 12:21 PM

kurt feldman is ridiculously good looking

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 12:38 PM

I truly lose hope concerning the state of music today when I read the words "... opening for Chairlift"

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 12:56 PM

definitely dont want to see this band but want to get there for laurel. havent been to webster in a long time anyone wanna guess what time she'll go on if doors 7/show 8?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:18 PM

tickets still available!?!? what, did no one know this epic gathering of talent was taking place?

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:22 PM

These guys look gay...not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:27 PM

Every band involved and mentioned in this post are truly wretched.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:35 PM

Got a Tears for Fears vibe from Ice Choir. The 7'' is great.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 2:59 PM

Tears for Fears doing the Tears for Fears vibe = excellent, I'm in, go for it

Anyone else doing the Tears for Fears vice = totally gay

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 3:01 PM

HS talent show would be better

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 4:27 PM

Ice choir is hawt I'd eff all of them

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2012 11:53 PM

They all got their hair done at the same boutique beacons closet esque silly place the same day it looks like.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 1:45 AM

They got some good song but not up to today standards

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 4:56 AM

chairlift is playing the bell house, tix onsale now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 4:08 PM

I like the bands mentioned.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 4:11 PM

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