Portland indie rockers Icarus The Owl are gearing up for the arrival of their new album Rearm Circuits, which will be released on December 1st via Blue Swan Records. It will be their second album under the label since signing with them back in 2015. Today (17th), we are lucky to premiere their melodic second single, “Dream Shade.” For those who need a break from blistering metal beats, this song is the perfect rhythmic escape. The track is emotionally haunting and disturbing as it showcases our bleak reality about those who suffer from different forms of abuse.

Guitarist/lead vocalist Joey Rubenstein explained:

“This song is about the many forms that abuse can take. Despite its destructive and malignant affects, we pass it off as normal everyday behavior. We focused on neglect and broken homes for the video.”

Watch the video for “Dream Shade” below and pre-order Rearm Circuits here.



  1. Failed Transmissions
  2. Dream Shade
  3. Ghosts of Former Lives
  4. The Vanishing Point
  5. Coma Dreams
  6. DoubleSleep
  7. Do Not Resuscitate
  8. The Renaissance Of Killing Art
  9. Hidalgo’s Secret Hideout
  10. Burial Vows
  11. Dimensions
  12. Shadowboxing

Icarus The Owl will be hitting the road next month and into December with Dance Gavin Dance.

Check out the tour dates:

11/30 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

12/2 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

12/3 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver

w/ Dance Gavin Dance:

12/4 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor

12/5 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

12/6 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

12/8 San Antonio,TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

12/9 Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall

12/10 Houston,TX @ Warehouse Live

12/12 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater

12/13 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre

12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

12/15 Sacramento,CA @ Ace of Spades