Though they haven’t been as active in recent months, it still comes as a surprise that the Icy Shores will be unplugging their amps for good after this Saturday’s farewell show at Cause. The band has been performing and recording together for eight years and has released two LPs. Their sophomore album, The Opposite of Your Heart, received some airplay on the Current from one of their most vocal fans, daytime DJ Barb Abney.
“The dust is still settling a bit,” says lead singer Nick Hegarty, who co-wrote the track “Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground” with brother Antony Hegarty for the 2009 Antony & the Johnson’s record The Crying Light in addition to writing the Icy Shore’s material. “Our drummer, Nick [Larsen] is continuing to play in Maudlin, as well as his solo project called Monolog. The rest of us … don’t have anything to unveil yet, unfortunately.”
The band also left a sweet farewell to fans on their Facebook page. “While we’ve had a great time making music and seeing you all out at shows, due to competing priorities, it’s time to hang up our hats. We’re sad to announce that we will be playing just one more show as the Icy Shores, Saturday, February 4, at Cause. Thank you for all of your support over the years.” The Shores will be joined by Story of the Sea, the Desert Vest, and the Half Hearts.
For now, here’s a vintage Icy Shores video from back in 2006 for the track “Backseat”: