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Lia Ices Remixed By Pink Mountaintops

Pink Mountaintops recently remixed Lia Ices’ “Love Is Won” from Grown Unknown. Our friends at RCDRD LBL put it best:

What starts as just voice and piano slowly builds to a crescendo with layers of electronic noise, a subtle electric guitar playing country licks, and heartbeat-like drumming. It maintains the restrained, dramatic performances of Grown Unknown while still adding a bit of bombast.

Listen to it over at the Jagjaguwar Facebook page.

 

 

 

Lia Ices and Small Black Live at SXSW EPs Available Now via iTunes

Whether you’re kicking yourself for missing some of your favorite Jag artists at SXSW last week or you were there for every minute and are dying to relive the experience, you’re in luck! iTunes is now offering a Lia Ices EP and a Small Black EP, both recorded during their performances at the festival.

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Lia’s EP, recorded at her March 17 show at Saint David’s Sanctuary, includes the following tracks:

Love Is Won

Ice Wine

Grown Unknown

New Myth

Twins

Get Lia Ices’ iTunes Live: SXSW EP HERE.

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Small Black’s EP was recorded at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church. Here’s the track list:

Camouflage

Photojournalist

Sun Was High (So Was I) [Best Coast cover]

Despicable Dogs

Panthers

New Chain

Get Small Black’s iTunes Live: SXSW EP HERE.

Jagjaguwar & Company at SXSW 2011

sxsw2011graphicIf you have plans to be in the Austin, Texas vicinity next week, stop by and see us at the Jagjaguwar/ Secretly Canadian/ Dead Oceans SXSW showcase! We’ll be at Red 7 all night Wednesday along with Okkervil River, Parts & Labor, The Cave Singers, Small Black, Lia Ices and more.

Check out all of their festival schedules after the jump.

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New Lia Ices Video for “Daphne” !



Lia Ices’ “Daphne,” directed by L.A.-based director Aaron Brown (Focus Creeps) was shot in Sonoma, California. Opening in a lush, mysterious, pastoral setting, Lia is joined by a falcon and a young boy.  At first the three remain separate yet appear unified in some undisclosed way, with Lia at the center and the bird and the child acting as extensions of her. The song is Lia’s personal reflection of the ancient myth of Daphne, describing one woman’s transformation into a tree. It is a story that challenges our concepts of flight and attachment, transformation and rootedness, desire and captivity.

It was important for Aaron and Lia that these images and themes be revealed symbolically like a myth or a fairy tale. The video goes from a supernatural, sylvan world and spirals into a Fellini-esque nighttime revelry. The young boy is the unexpected master of ceremonies at an unconventional gathering of friends and animals who all evoke the approaching event.  Abstracted by super 8 footage, Lia reveals herself as the empowered and expressive storyteller, until she, like Daphne makes her final transformation.

“Daphne” is from the recent Jagjaguwar release by Lia Ices, Grown Unknown, and features a duet with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

Starting next week, Lia Ices will begin performing a short European tour that includes La Route du Rock’s Winter Collection on Thursday, February 17th. That evening’s lineup includes Glasser and Pitchfork-favorite James Blake! Basically my dream show, happening in France, thousands of miles away.  Click here to check out the tour dates.

Lia Ices’ Jagjaguwar Debut Grown Unknown is Out Today

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Venture out to your local record store or click over to your favorite digital retailer to pick up a copy of Lia Ices’ Grown Unknown, out today on CD and LP. You can also order it from our site HERE.

Critical praise for Grown Unknown:

“A rare album executed in the highest order.” – American Songwriter

Grown Unknown is a minimalist, modern masterpiece” – SF Station

“Everything is very still, very deliberate, and very beautiful” – L Magazine

“[A record] that unfolds and grows in intensity over repeated listens.” – Hartford Advocate

Listen for yourself via a full album stream at Spinner.com.

You can celebrate with Lia at the Grown Unknown release show at Joe’s Pub in NYC next Tuesday, February 1. Look for tickets HERE. For fans outside the New York area, Lia and her band will be back on the road in March on tour with the Cave Singers. See all the dates HERE.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

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Indio, CA - Coachella - Empire Polo Field

S. Carey
Toronto, ON - The Garrison  w/ White Hinterland

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