Copenhagen, Denmark may be known for The Little Mermaid and greening efforts, but it also boasts one of Europes richest punk scenes. Its from this City of Spires that last years breakout band of young hooligans Iceage was birthed, and now frontman Elias Bender RÃ¸nnenfelt is bringing us his newest side-project.
Another Copenhagen punk-stalwart, Sexdrome singer and label Posh Isolation co-runner Loke Rahbek, joined RÃ¸nnenfelt to form War. Originally recorded on four-track cassette last year, the duos debut single will be released on February 21st via Brooklyns own Sacred Bones. The 7 consists of title track At War for Youth and Kains MÃ¦rke on side A, The B-side, Brodermordet, is available in all its scuzzy glory below. A blown-out wall of sound, the track alludes to the Biblical fratricide (brother slaying) of Cain and Abel.
A press release calls At War for Youth, “a compelling and utterly unique new genre, pulling elements as abstract as lo-fi post-apocalyptic punk dirge and early Chicago house music.” Those sounds are certainly recognizable in the track above, so be sure to grab the 7″ when it drops February 21st on Sacred Bones. The tracklist is below.
At War for Youth Tracklist:
01. At War for Youth
02. Kains MÃ¦rke