Icona Pop go ‘All Night’ in new single, reveal album deets, hit the Paradise on September 19


Everybody loves “I Love It,” the Icona Pop mega-hit that’s one of the more ubiquitous songs of the past decade, showing up everywhere from indie dance floors to TV adverts to your grandmother’s iTunes. Now comes the hard part for the Swedish electro duo, and that’s delivering on a follow-up.

A slow trickle of new Icona Pop tracks have surfaced recently — including May’s “Girlfriend” — in hopes of pulling some sort of Indiana Jones maneuver where “I Love It” is carefully pulled from the shrine and replaced with a new track without upsetting the balance of pop culture. It’s a weird thing, and tricky, because while everyone’s kinda sick of “I Love It,” no one is actually really sick of it. And we’ve been hearing it non-stop since last summer. In fact, “I Love It” is now officially RIAA Certified Double Platinum, selling more than 2 million copies in the United States alone. That’s a tough act to follow. I mean, anyone hear from Gotye or PSY lately? Do you expect to?

But now comes this new track, “All Night,” and it’s the lead from Icona’s new record, This Is… Icona Pop, out worldwide via Big Beat/Record Company Ten on September 24, five days after Caroline and Aino hit the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. (For those wondering, This Is… Icona Pop will include “I Love It”.)


It’s another slick, polished electro-pop anthem ready for both FM and p.m., with a bit of Passion Pit and Empire of the Sun traces bubbling at the surface. But it’s unmistakably Icona Pop, and it’s impressive that the duo already has a distinguished template: bratty, cheerleader-esque vocals, heavy bass rhythms, and shout-it-out choruses layered on top of music that forces you to drive 100mph.

Check out the single (up on YouTube, below on Soundcloud), the album artwork below, then peep the full run of dates for the Iconic Tour, which enlists the likes of k.flay and Sirah.

Homepage photo by Fredrik Etoall


THE ICONIC TOUR DATES (new dates added)
08/02 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Festival
08/03 – Toronto, ON – The Grove Music Festival
08/04 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
08/12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
08/13 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In*
08/14 – Atlanta, – Masquerade*
08/16 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues*
08/17 – Miami, FL – Grand Central*
08/18 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor*
08/20 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*
08/21 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
08/23 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East*
08/24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*
08/27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*
08/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre*
08/30 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
08/31- Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival
09/03 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
09/04 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
09/06 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*
09/07 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre*
09/08 – St. Louis, MO – LouFest
09/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre*
09/12 – Chicago, IL – Metro*
09/14 – Detroit, MI – Laneway Festival
09/15 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*
09/19 – Boston, MA – Paradise*
09/20 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*
09/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts*
09/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
*w/ K.Flay & Sirah