With each new release, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Jakob Tvilling Pless, Johan Surrballe Wieth and Dan Kjær Nielsen
refigure the contours of a typical Iceage song. This is especially true of Seek Shelter, their fifth LP and first for
Mexican Summer. Enrolling Sonic Boom (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3) to produce the record and an additional
guitarist in the form of Casper Morilla Fernandez, Seek Shelter sees Iceage’s propulsive momentum pushing them
in new, expansive, ecstatic directions. A decade on from their first record, Iceage continue to harness their lives
together through music. This journey, in music and life, has never progressed in a linear fashion.
Seek Shelter is the sound of a tight emotional core unwound. Rain dripped through cracks in the ceiling of
Namouche, the dilapidated wood-paneled vintage studio in Lisbon where the band set up for 12 days. The band
had to arrange their equipment around puddles. Pieces of cloth covered slowly filling buckets so that the sound of
raindrops wouldn’t reach the microphones. Kember arranged garden lamps from a nearby party store for mood
lighting in the high-ceiling space. It was the longest time Iceage have ever spent making an album. When the rain
had stopped, Seek Shelter revealed itself as a collection of songs radiating warmth and a profound desire for
salvation in a world that’s spinning further and further out of control.