Marching! Across… the Atlantic Ocean! We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Danish punk sensations Iceage will be making their United States debut Friday, June 17th, at Public Assembly, as just one part of a showcase put together by Stereogum and revered Williamsburg-based record label Sacred Bones. Iceage — whose scorching downer-that’s-also-kind-of-an-upper of a 24-minute debut, The New Brigade, is clearly the punk record to beat in 2011 — will be venturing out of their Scandinavian fjord lair for the first time to play the fest. That this is a maiden voyage isn’t too surprising considering a band-wide mean age of about 18. And yes, the evilly anthemic music you hear above is in fact coming from those incongruously sweet faces. As soon as they conquer high school, Brooklyn is up next.
But that’s not all! Other acts already confirmed for the show include hotly tipped gothic folk act Cult of Youth (who will be fresh off a tour with Scared Bones label-mates Zola Jesus), hard-to-Google local noise-punk heroes The Men, and formidable Virginian gloom rockers Lost Tribe. Even more bands will be announced in the days to come, but we can say that Cold Cave’s Wes Eisold, who put out a hell of a 2011 record himself, will be assuming DJ duties throughout the evening. Tickets (just $10, so cheap!) are on sale right here right now. Or, if you prefer, there’s always the four-day badge option, granting admission to every Northside event, assuming you arrive to the show early ’cause you know how that works.
Oh, and we should mention, Public Assembly will be waiving their usual age restriction and opening the show to everyone 17 and older. So if the Copenhagen house-party footage below makes you a little terrified, do some soul-searching. Because make no mistake, we are throwing a teenage riot.