The Icy Shores

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Inspired by “the loud side of Indie” (Afghan Whigs, Drive Like Jehu and Nirvana), this trio recorded its sophomore album, The Opposite of Your Heart, with production/mixing help from Bryan Hanna (Golden Smog, The Hang-Ups) and J. Robbins (Promise Ring, Jawbox). Don’t let that “loud side” comment fool you — The Icy Shores’ songs are often heavy, but they’re also smartly crafted and passionately delivered.

Dig It: The Foo Fighters if Nirvana never happened. (MB)