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A Musician Vs. The Music Industry: A Conversation

Posted September 16, 2011 by admin

Here is a recent interview of The Quietus interviewing Joe Cardamone via email. In it, Joe talks about the perils of being a musician in the contemporary music industry, and the pitfalls and hardships that a typical musician has to endure. Joe Cardamone: No one knows how fucking heartbreaking it is to see my best […]

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The Death of Alvin Deguzman

Posted December 3, 2017 by admin

Alvin Deguzman was the guitarist of an American band called The Icarus Line. Although I’d known about The Icarus Line since 2001, it wasn’t until 2004 when I finally got to meet Alvin after his band performed at The Reading Festival. Since then, I’d make sure to go and see him whenever he toured the […]

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Penance Soiree Wiki

Posted February 26, 2010 by admin

Here is a entry about Penance Soiree taken from Wikipedia. Penance Soiree was the second full-length album released by The Icarus Line. It was one of 2004’s most critically acclaimed releases, and it’s reputation has subsequently earned praise in various publications, including the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Due to infighting […]

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Trebuchet Magazine has an article penned by Joe Cardamone on Giant Drag.

Posted April 25, 2013 by admin

Trebuchet Magazine recently posted an article on Giant Drag that was written by Joe Cardamone. There is also a mini interview of him. Read it here.

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Travis Keller interviews Joe Cardamone

Posted August 30, 2015 by admin

As part of his ongoing ‘Buddyhead Radio’ series, Buddyhead supremo Travis Keller spends over two hours delving into all things The Icarus Line related this week when he interviews band leader Joe Cardamone. During their rather extensive discussion, and I’m only about one hour in, we get to learn a little bit more about the […]

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Another Review for ‘Avowed Slavery’

Posted July 6, 2014 by admin

Drowned in Sound recently reviewed The Icarus Line’s new (forthcoming) EP and were less then impressed. Arguing that the mini-album lacked the judicious editing and urgency of its bigger brother, the reviewer stated that “keen editing is likely what kept these songs from that record in the first place, and yet that’s something unfortunately absent […]

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Interview with Karl Spider

Posted April 16, 2014 by admin

For The Icarus Line’s European tour late last year, the band found themselves in a rut after guitarist Lance Arnao unexpectedly dropped out of touring commitments. In need of an urgent replacement, and as a consequence therefore, Joe and the gang scouted out fellow LA resident (and temporary replacement) Karl Spider who was more then […]

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Perfect Sound interview

Posted February 2, 2015 by admin

Here is a relatively old interview (circa 2013) from ‘Perfect Sound’ that I only just discovered. It’s pretty short, but really worth reading. Check it out here.

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New Internet Tidbits

Posted March 22, 2012 by admin

What does it take to survive the music business today? Well, Joe Cardamone of The Icarus Line gives a candid and extremely frank interview on the potential hardships which musicians suffer in the age of digital distribution and the internet. Aside from him talking about how ‘Touch and Go’ went out of business last year […]

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Dirty Laundry Presents: House Call With The Icarus Line

Posted September 8, 2013 by admin

Dirty Laundry has a new video up in which the they “step out of the ‘mat and head over to Valley Recording Co. to hang with Icarus Line main man Joe Cardamone”. Joe gives them a tour of the studio, and also gives an insight into the Slave Vows recording process. Also in (semi) related […]

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