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When: Sat., Nov. 17, 10 p.m. 2012
Iceland's new EP, Carrion, is about as chilly and corrupted as you might expect from the name, but that doesn't mean there aren't some solid tunes boiling underneath the darkness. The Portland band plays precise, nearly martial post-punk with gothic flair, with echoes of Gang of Four and the Cult via roiling guitar fury and a barebones but undeniable sense of melody. The trio's most appealing when they're stripped down, and there's plenty of lean, mean rock on Carrion, without anything in the way of fat or sag. Fitting in with this issue's theme of decay and decadence (see Feature, pg. 11), Iceland offer a royal, spoiled treat of the best kind, leaving room for a sweet dessert in the EP's swooning closing track "Strangers." NED LANNAMANN

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