Shortly after, Felix left the band and was replaced by Jeff Watson on drums. In 2000 they recorded their first full-length album, Mono, which was also released on Buddyhead records. Mono was regarded by critics as a fresh take on punk and was influenced by such bands as Born Against and The Jesus Lizard.
The band spent the next two years touring to support the album. By 2003, Watson had exited the band and was replaced by their sixth drummer, Troy Petrey. With this lineup the band recorded a number of songs, including a split release with Burning Brides. Later that year, Watson returned to the band, and Arnao had been kicked out and replaced by Don Devore on bass. Devore was formerly a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rock/punk band Ink & Dagger which also released some albums on Buddyhead records.
In 2004 the band released their second full-length album, Penance Soiree. Radically different from their debut, the album was clearly influenced by bands such as The Birthday Party (band) and The Stooges. The album also featured a noisy, washed-out guitar sound reminiscent of the Jesus and Mary Chain. In the year 2005, Aaron North left the band and later joined Trent Reznor in the reformed version of Nine Inch Nails.
In 2006, the band released a new track on their MySpace profile, which was then officially released in November along with 3 other tracks on an EP called Black Presents. The third full-length titled “Black Lives At The Golden Coast” came out in May 2007 to mass critical acclaim. Guitarists Jason Decorse and James Striff joined the band pushing the bands sound toward a more arrogant sound. Most live footage of the band from this period show progression toward a dual guitar chemistry. After a world tour they returned to Los Angeles to build a studio(Gang Bang Park) and start sessions for two new records. The first, entitled “WildLife” is set to be released early 2009.
The Icarus Line is particularly well-known for their on-stage and off-stage actions which show their sense of bravado and anti-mainstream sentiment.
The band now consists of Joe Cardamone (vocals), Alvin DeGuzman (bass), Jeff Watson (drums), James Striff (guitar) and Jason DeCourse (guitar).
Edited by Treason_is_bad on 3 Apr 2009, 04:26
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