TRAPPED UNDER ICE have unveiled a new single called “Do It”, featuring Matt Korvette of PISS JEANS, and coming from their upcoming album “Heatwave“, recorded with Arthur Rizk and Will Yip, and slated for a July 21st release on Pop Wig Records! Taste it below and pre-order the record HERE. The band will also embark on a summer tour with FURY and FREEDOM! You’ll be able to catch them at this year’s ‘Sound and Fury Fest‘ in LA in early June. See more details below.
10 years after their first release, Trapped Under Ice brings you Heatwave. This phat LP is short, fast and hardcore; the way Straight Ahead intended, but played more like Fury of Five and Breakdown at a backyard party. For punks who’ve considered throwing a spin kick in jean shorts. Rhythmically, Heatwave is like a trailer park Sepultura. Check it out if you fuck with what TUI has been doing for the last decade. The same, but different.
When Trapped Under Ice went on hiatus in 2013 their impact was felt, whether directly through the new bands formed by TUI-alums themselves (most notably Turnstile and Angel Du$t), or indirectly in the sonic influence taken by many young up-and-coming HC bands, many of which have now released music through Pop Wig Records, the label founded by several Trapped Under Ice members. Now everything has come full circle as Trapped Under Ice return with Heatwave, continuing to hold their never-vacated mantle as one of hardcore’s most forward-thinking bands.
Trapped Under Ice have always colored outside the lines, often treating hardcore’s conventions as loose guidelines to be shifted and warped into something driven just as much by hooks as by breakdowns. On 2011’s modern classic, Big Kiss Goodnight, Trapped Under Ice began to lean into their catchier sensibilities, and now Heatwave finds the band fully embracing that side of themselves and writing their most concise and infectious work to-date. The album’s tight fourteen minute run time leaves no room for filler, just eleven lean tracks of groovy and hook-filled hardcore, at once exuberant and kinetic but undeniably aggressive and raw, with CLRVYNT saying the record is “undoubtedly their most interesting and, dare we say, fun record to date.”
TRAPPED UNDER ICE Summer dates:
08/25 Boston, MA @ The Middle East *
08/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar *
08/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
08/28 Albany, NY @ Trickshots *
08/29 Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space *
08/30 Fayettville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub *
08/31 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
09/01 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09/02 Richmond, VA @ The Warehouse *
09/03 Washington, DC @ St. Stephen’s *
* w/ Fury, Freedom