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Ice Palace with special guest Sven-Erik Olsen (Indie Rock) $7
Sunday, May 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In 2009, Ice Palace played nearly one hundred shows. The Minneapolis band lead byAdam Sorensen surged with snowballing momentum through three US tours supportingbands such as Cloud Cult, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, and Say Hi. Theyrecorded a second Daytrotter session and attracted an ever-expanding local fan baseopening for nationally renowned artists such as Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Wheat, Mapsand Atlases, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Their second album, WonderSubtly Crushing Us, was released on Cloud Cult’s Earthology label and received praise across the blogosphere by RCRD LBL, Magnet Magazine, Three Imaginary Girls, CityPages, and many others.
On the heels of this whirlwind year, Sorensen abruptly detoured from the road he’dbeen traveling with Ice Palace. He uprooted his family to live on the edge of a mile highnational forest in Prescott Arizona – two miles from their mailbox, with chickens, awindmill pumping their water and a view that went forever. After the continual flurry of line-up changes and hard traveling, the silence of the Arizona high desert felt like heaven.
A short hiatus unfolded into a handful of cloistered years as Sorensen continued to write songs in relative isolation. Though he never stopped making music, the fathomlessquiet of the desert had penetrated him, and he knew that his music needed to take adifferent shape than in the past. The rock and roll lifestyle no longer held his interest and he wanted his music to reflect a new maturity and peace.
Returning to Minneapolis, the home of his old band after six years of seclusion,Sorensen contacted Brian Tighe (The Starfolk, The Owls, The Hang Ups) whoseproduction and arrangement work he deeply admired. After hearing Sorensen’s demos,Tighe agreed to produce Ice Palace’s long-awaited third album, and soon his wifeAllison LaBonne (The Owls, The Starfolk) was enlisted for vocals, piano, andpercussion. The collaboration between the three brimmed with an uncanny fluidity, and they patiently set about sculpting the album’s sonic backdrops which ebb and flow between a minimalism and a lushness supportive of Sorensen’s engaging lyrics and penetrating voice.
Sorensen is fiercely proud of the culmination of the unhurried efforts which kept themlingering among the songs for three years, infusing them with life and a quiet beautythat feel more true to Sorensen musically than he has ever experienced. How I Cameto Win the War is poised for October 2018 release on Minneapolis label Korda Records,and Sorensen has recruited some of his favorite players to support it live, includingAllison LaBonne on vocals and keys, Casey Virock (Porcupine, Carousel Swan) onguitar and vocals, Ian Prince (Porcupine) on guitar, Jared Miller on bass, and Emily Ruiz(Jim Ruiz Set, Walker Kong) playing drums.
With special guest Sven-Erik Olsen!
Make a reservation at AsterCafe.com to reserve your seat for the show. Cover charge will be added to your tab. Sorry, specific table requests can only be made on site as you arrive. Based on a variety of factors, the room needs to be laid out in advance—we will try to accommodate requests, but we can’t promise anything!