[News] Oxbow unveil the second single “Icy White & Crystalline” taken from upcoming album

US veterans Oxbow have premiered a video clip for “Icy White & Crystalline,” the second advance single off their forthcoming “Love’s Holiday” album. The latter drops July 21, 2023 via Ipecac Recordings. In support of this release, they will embark on European tour in September. Watch the official video through the YouTube player below:

Directed by Northern Irish filmmaker Kiran Acharya, the video for “Icy White & Crystalline” shows Oxbow as you’ve never seen them before, performing in San Francisco on the disused set of The Snow Queen. The video not only captures the band’s ferocious live energy, but literally shows them in a new light. “Icy White & Crystalline is about as spontaneous as filmmaking can be,” says Acharya. “We had many ideas on the go, including an abstract graphic approach inspired by the work of Josef Albers. But Eugene found the set of The Snow Queen with 24 hours to go and said “this is the place.” We loaded in, set up as live, strapped an icicle to the microphone and went for it.” The result speak’s to Oxbow‘s formidable reputation as performers, showcasing one of the most direct songs on “Love’s Holiday.” Neither the band nor director knew how things would turn out, joking that they ended up with something like ‘Shiny Happy People,’ directed by David Lynch‘.

About the making of the video Eugene S. Robinson comments: “Funny going all the way to a UK-based filmmaker/journo from Belfast in Kiran Acharya for directing the video for Icy White & Crystalline but if you take the same elements and expect something different, you’re on the road to madness. Which is precisely why we used wildly disparate elements to visualize our first “live” music video for Love’s Holiday. Sixteen takes all the way through…’you don’t know how…hearts burn” is the opening lyric. For probably the best of all reasons here: this video almost killed us to make.

Niko Wenner continues: “Icy White & Crystalline” began as a blown-out ferocious rehearsal phone-recording we’ve aimed to match in high fidelity, the bridge another improv, the two joined make a classic Oxbow banger we’ll doubtless rock live for as long as we plug-in. Enjoy!

Check out the first single “1000 Hours (ft. Roger Joseph Manning Jr.)” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2j1EjNIdI&t=0s&ab_channel=IpecacRecordings

Oxbow Live Dates September 2023:
Friday, September 01, 2023 UK Glasgow Broadcast
Saturday, September 02, 2023 UK Birmingham Supersonic festival
Sunday, September 03, 2023 UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Monday, September 04, 2023 UK Bristol Exchange
Tuesday, September 05, 2023 UK London Studio 9294
Wednesday, September 06, 2023 BE Kortrijk Wilde Westen
Thursday, September 07, 2023 BE Brussels Botanique
Friday, September 08, 2023 NL Nijmegen Merleyn
Saturday, September 09, 2023 LUX Tetange Human’s World festival (free entry)
Sunday, September 10, 2023 DE Bochum Die Trompete
Monday, 11 September 2023 AT Vienna Volkstheatre Rote Bar
Tuesday, 12 September 2023 PL Wroclaw Liverpool
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 PL Warsaw Hydrozagadka
Thursday, 14 September 2023 DE Berlin Roadrunners Paradise
Friday, 15 September 2023 DE Hamburg Hafenklang
Saturday, 16 September 2023 DK Aalborg Lasher fest

Love’s Holiday” cover by Aaron Turner

Trackist:

  1. Dead Ahead
  2. Icy White & Crystalline
  3. Lovely Murk
  4. 1000 Hours
  5. All Gone
  6. The Night The Room Started Burning
  7. “ “
  8. Million Dollar Weekend
  9. The Second Talk
  10. Gunwale

Love’s Holiday” Pre-Orders, including limited-edition indie exclusive red and Ipecac.com marbled grey vinyl variants, as well as standard vinyl, CD and digital, are available now: https://oxbow.lnk.to/love

Oxbow is Dan Adams (electrical/acoustic bass), Greg Davis (drums/percussion), Eugene S. Robinson (vocals), and Niko Wenner (guitars/pianos). The San Francisco-born band have released seven studio albums since their inception in 1988, with Pitchfork saying the foursome have released “some of the most eccentric heavy music albums ever.

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