The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone has an itch for those forgotten days when you could turn on the radio and hear a classic tune that made you just want to break a few laws. In the band’s 13-plus years, they’ve morphed from a post-punk punch in the face into a swelling, poetic, often tender and eyebrow-raising refraction of Cardamone’s retrospection. But there’s nothing like some big guitars to get the juices (creative or other) flowing.
With help from L.A. fuzz-warbler Ariel Pink, “We Want More” finds the Icarus Line working through classic rock-riffs built over Rhodes-sounding keys and a subtle groove. Cardamone wonders aloud, “… when you’re rich and you’re old, who needs love?” It’s a declaration in the form of a rhetorical question.
The Icarus Line’s fourth album, Wildfire, is out August 30th on Cobraside / Roar Scratch Records.Icarus Line - We Want More