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It’s Sputnik Music’s honor to provide the exclusive stream for the self-titled album of Portland-based progressive pop rock band Icarus the Owl. The album is set for release on Friday, February 7th in the U.S.

Icarus the Owl is the result of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, whose net effect yielded the band the production mettle of the acclaimed Kris Crummett (A Lot Like Birds’ No Place, Closure in Moscow’s First Temple, all of Dance Gavin Dance’s earlier records and many more.) This change is a subtle one, as Crummett works within the reach of what’s familiar to Icarus the Owl- but his contributions to the group’s sound work wonders.

In terms of the music, this is the most cohesive and memorable Icarus the Owl have ever sounded. Songs like “Flint and Steel” are sure to entice newcomers, while deeper cuts like “Input. Time. Destruct.” will make long-term fans out of them. Those that found joy in the group’s 2012 release Love Always, Leviathan are sure to see the same kindling flame in Icarus the Owl- the experience just feels more intuitive this around.

Icarus the Owl can be bought at any major digital music retailer once it drops next Friday.





Omaha
01.28.14
So excited to finally have this posted. What a great album.

Jom
01.28.14
I'll give this a shot when I have some time. Kill Your Ex had a couple decent songs but 'From Words to Motion' was kind of bleh otherwise.

DaveyBoy
01.28.14
Jom, your humor is either going over my head (again), or you are confusing this band for another.

Great work getting this stream for us Jacob.

AtomicWaste
01.28.14
Sounds like something I ought to like - I'll check this out when (if) I have a free moment!

skoopy48
01.28.14
Wow this is the first time I've been this excited about a sputnik stream, thanks!

Brostep
01.28.14
YAY

although I got the Kickstarter for this a few days ago but still this is pree sweet

Metalstyles
01.28.14
Awesome stuff Jacob! The more exclusive streams we manage to host, the better.

tincat
01.28.14
where's the stream?

MuhNamesTyler
01.28.14
This is awesome, finally I can hear the album. Yeeee

ShitsofRain
01.28.14
sexy

Omaha
01.28.14
It was Joey, the band's singer, who allowed me to arrange this- so we can thank him for it. I'm just glad to be able to finally share it.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
01.28.14
will jam

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
01.28.14
ignoring check engine lights is a very dear concept 2 me =']

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
01.28.14
this is cool

Jom
01.28.14
>> Jom, your humor is either going over my head (again), or you are confusing this band for another.

I don't think so -- I'm pretty certain that the singer (in the very least) used to front KYE, along with maybe another member or two.

Omaha
01.28.14
Wow, yeah Jom he did! I'm sorry for also assuming you were joking around now- these guys have some interesting music. The pop-punk influence def shines through more with Kill Your Ex.

greg84
01.28.14
Well done, Jacob.

AtomicWaste
01.28.14
Interesting to be sure. Pop punk/prog definitely isn't your common combo.

Ecnalzen
01.28.14
Awesome! I, like Brostep, got my mp3s from kickstarter this weekend, but this is still pretty awesome. Band is great!

FiveLeavesLeft
01.28.14
It's almost worth the mounds of hyperbolic claims it receives.

MuhNamesTyler
01.28.14
Can't wait to read your review, Omaha. Album kicks ass btw

AlexTM510
01.28.14
I feel like this is something I would have eaten up a few years ago. But the pop-punk elements are a bit too much, but the proggy aspect def. makes listening to this bearable and i guess somewhat enjoyable still. These guys are def. solid are what they do though.

DaveyBoy
01.28.14
"I don't think so -- I'm pretty certain that the singer (in the very least) used to front KYE, along with maybe another member or two."

Or option 3: Your knowledge of all things music is greater than the sum of everyone elses. As they say; you learn something every day.


paradox1216
01.28.14
I very much enjoy this, it's better than their last release

SadAndHolyGlow
01.29.14
I should have known Crummett was behind this. It has his style all over it.

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