The Ice Choir is comprised of lead singer, Kurt Feldman; Patrick South, Raphael Radna and Avery Brooks. Like most of my favorite musical discoveries, I found these guys totally on my own; without the aid of any PR firms or anyone of the sort.
Their sound features quite possibly the best cornucopia of 80s infused production and sounds that I’ve heard in years. If you need a reference point, consider the eargasm that’d happen upon placing elements of George Michael, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Erasure, A-Ha, Soft Cell, Janet Jackson, and Tears For Fears into a blender and somehow placing its contents inside your iPod. (Yes, I’m aware that those are pretty lofty comparisons to live up to. However, their music combines so much nostalgia and awesomeness into their production, that I’m having a difficult time believing that they’re wonderful debut, Afar, wasn’t released in 1986.)
In a nutshell, to say The Ice Choir have created one of my favorite albums of 2012 would be like saying I only kind of want to have sex with Wentworth Miller.
Favorite tracks include the perfectly romantic, I Want You Now And Always, and (eponymous track), The Ice Choir. Listen to the first two tracks below.
*The Ice Choir’s debut album, Afar, is out now via Underwater Peoples.
The Ice Choir “I Want You Now And Always”
The Ice Choir “The Ice Choir”