We’ve long been impressed by the consistently cool and original tunes penned by Toronto experimental electronic pop duo Ice Cream. They’d really taken things to another level this year with the menacing, atonal “Veronica” and the hypnotic no wave of “Receiver”. They’ve paired all the new jams with old now-classic favourites such as “Science” on their debut album Love, Ice Cream and the result is one of the most envelope-pushing, yet catchy, post-punk albums in recent memory.
Somehow within the noisy and often cacophonous arrangements, Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist always manage to find a way to include some confoundingly catchy melodies, whether on vocals or on synths. Every song explores a different dimension of their sound, and it’s endlessly interesting. One of the finest albums of the year, and worthy of the classics!
Love, Ice Cream is available now from Bad Actors.