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Icy Demons

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Icy Demons is an experimental music project started by Bablicon’s Griffin Rodriguez (credited as Blue Hawaii) and Man Man / Need New Body’s Christopher Powell (Pow Pow). A project of various Chicago musicians, they have released three albums, Fight Back! on the Elephant 6-associated label Cloud Recordings. Tears of a Clone on the Eastern Developments Music, and in 2007 Miami Ice on Easel (Japan release only).

Demons can be seen as a continuation of the Canterbury Scene which involved acts like Soft Machine and Robert Wyatt. They do however move forward into new ground by mixing this Canterbury style with a noticeable Krautrock influence, especially that of Can. Some melodic lines and rhythmic patterns are strongly reminiscent of Frank Zappa’s compositions. Other similar acts include Aksak Maboul, Pit Er Pat, Pop-Off Tuesday, Lightning Bolt, and Cheer Accident.

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  • sleeping_panda

    one of my favorites

    5 Mar 6:36am Reply
  • sls

    I saw them in 07 and there was no "8 bit influence" to speak of really , maybe I need to take another look though...

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OneDrunkWalking

    This bands joke-name/name-joke is waaaay too easy I SEE DEMONS got it on the first try : )

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tomisgiantshit

    i didn't know brian chippendale was in this band

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • CrayolaBear

    I saw them last night, and I have to say, their live show was outright amazing - they even outdid the headliners! I love the intensity of the show and the 8-bit emphasis. I can't wait to see them around Chicago again.

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • e_pott

    these guys were awesome last night! seeing them live really turned me on miami ice was perfect! wasnt a big fan of tears of a clone but wow

    17 Jan 2010 Reply
  • nodoz89

    Sounds a lot like XTC. http://www.last.fm/music/XTC

    20 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ilikemusecks

    you guys played a great set here in portland. i don't even remember the headliner :D

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • invurrrt

    I need to see these guys live

    3 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Tile-music

    Rock on London Rock on Chicago Taco Bell Make a break for the border

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • thetm

    yess. pushing borders. a luxury listening to.

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • theyefan

    saw them live last night, theyre DOPE.

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • faatbuddha

    saw em again last night. i can't get enough!

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Jaggaemusiq

    thats cool that your help'n 'em out. they're really cool

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • faatbuddha

    I just saw them last night before of Montreal. I was unfamiliar with them before, but I fell in love. They are so awesome! I bought Miami Ice at the merch, and Griffin handed it to me himself. He was really gracious.

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Smartypants101

    i'm all over this

    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • GnarleyMarley

    emma is awesome!

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • mbern09

    amazing live band

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • stewfoo

    Fight Back! bitches

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Talula-belle

    I have not heard of them before today but they are really good. Horay!

    16 Oct 2008 Reply
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