Popdust premieres The Band Ice Cream’s aggressive, ’90s-influenced new song “Sick Over You”

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It’s refreshing when a band is as lyrically-aggressive and musically-adventurous as San Fransisco product The Band Ice Cream. Harkening to the days of hair metal and the early ’90s punk-rock of Nirvana, the outfit are readying their long-waited debut full-length, Classically Trained (out everywhere March 10). But don’t be confused by their stylistic identity and unshakable influences, they are uniquely and unapologetically carrying the torch of a new generation of noise makers, clawing their way to the international stage with nothing but fervor and irrefutable talent. You’ll find their new song “Sick Over You”–premiering exclusively today–was as if Kurt Cobain was beamed up from the other side; it’s guitar tones and melodic lean are cut from the same artistic fabric, as well as sheepishly tipping-of-hats to The Doors, too.

But the upend those expectations with the flip of a lyric and a lick of smoldering guitar. “For the longest time we referred to ‘Sick Over You’ as ”90s song’ and it’s pretty obvious why. We all grew up in that era and are familiar with the formula: Four chord verse, big fat chorus, intimate bridge, CA$H CHECK,” shares singer and guitarist Joe Sample. “This one turned out to be one of the most polished songs off the album, which is funny because we threw it together so quickly…We actually ended up using our first take in the studio as the final version.” LISTEN HERE…

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