Joe Cardamone of The Icarus Line Shares HOLY WAR Mixtape Out Today
Joe Cardamone of Los Angeles band The Icarus Line is as prolific as he is infamous. He recently released the film The Icarus Line Must Die (ft. Ariel Pink, Keith Morris of Black Flag/Circle Jerks, Melissa Brooks of The Aquadolls, Annie Hardy of Giant Drag) via Dark Star and a second film, Holy War II (ft. Arrow de Wilde of Starcrawler, Leafar Seyer of Prayers) is coming soon. His latest project, Holy War mixtape is out today on Helium Records.
Cardamone recently released the brooding video for Holy War mixtape track "Love Roses," which debuted with TIDAL. A standout track of the collection, the video slices into the deep well of emotion that spawned this new project.
Cardamone began his career as the ringleader of LA's The Icarus Line, highly regarded as one of the scene-pavers for rock in Los Angeles. After the group disbanded, he turned from his own music and built a recording studio in Burbank where he cut records with pals like Ariel Pink and the Cult. He took nights for his own new material, which would later become Holy War, as a way for him to work through the grief that surrounded him.
Cardamone's wife struggled with severe depression, Alvin DeGuzman (Icarus Line)passed from cancer, close friend and collaborator Annie Hardy lost both her young child and partner just months apart and he went on a disastrous tour with Scott Weiland, which ended with Weiland's overdose death. Finding himself without a band or direction, Holy War was born.