Dubbed by their local media as "brain-stimulating musical perverts", the original problem child of Icelandic rock, Ask the Slave, has been raising eyebrows since 2004, making music true to their credo of "wtf?!" Now, teamed up with esteemed Norwegian independent label Crime Records, and in collaboration with We Låve Rock Music, the band is ready to launch their third full-length album. The album in question, Good Things Bad People, is their first release in 11 years and their first to be distributed internationally.
Those already familiar with the group's back catalog will know better than expect a conventional rock record. In true Ask the Slave fashion, the album comprises a wide range of sounds and moods. Although presented in a coherent flow, the album manages to be at the same time heavy and dark, soft and beautiful, serious and angry, and silly. Brace yourselves for heavy riffs, grand choruses, clever guitar-interplay, haunting melodies, catchy pop hooks, twists-and-turns, odd time signatures, far-out character-play, and a healthy dose of internal band humor.
This album is released in co-operation with We Låve Rock Music.
|4.||Good Things Bad People||2:56|
|7.||The Beginning of the Blues||4:21|
|9.||Tag, You're It!||6:18|
|Elvar Atli Ævarsson||Guitars & Vocals|
|Hálfdán Árnason||Bass & Synthesizer|
|Ragnar Ólafsson||Piano & Lead Vocals|
|Skúli Gíslason||Drums & Percussion|
|Valur Árni Guðmundsson||Guitars & Vocals|