Lia Ices performed with her band in the UK at the Green Man Festival back in August, and they recorded a “Green Man Session” of her song “Daphne” that will really blow your socks off. The accompaniment is scaled back, letting Lia’s voice become the main instrument on stage. Lia Ices’s album Grown Unknown was named by Boston Globe‘s James Reed as his 9th favorite record of the year.
We are very happy to announce that Lia Ices/Jagjaguwar are pairing with IFC to announce a video contest surrounding her song “Love Is Won.” Lia’s video was shot by herself on Super 8 film while on vacation in Rome with her partner. It’s an intimate look at two people in love, and we thought it would be great to see other video directors interpret their own love stories.
We are inviting all filmmakers, artists, novices, experts, etc. to contribute their own video set to “Love Is Won.”
To take part in Lia Ices’ “Love Is Won” contest, send your video love stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apart from that, here’s a few key details you need to know:
•Use Lia Ices “Love Is Won” as your soundtrack (download below).
•Partial and full-length videos are eligible, the submission need not be the full 5:23 of the song.
•Videos should be submitted by noon on November 15th.
•All videos submitted will be posted on Jagjaguwar.com
•A winner chosen by IFC and Lia Ices will debut on IFC.com on November 21st.
Go HERE to download “Love is Won” at IFC.com. We can’t wait to see what people come up with!
This morning was the presentation of the Spring 2011 Electric Feathers collection at The Box at Lincoln Center. The runway show included a live musical element - Lia Ices performed vocals for two remixes of songs from her latest album, Grown Unknown, as well as modeled from the collection.
Lia Ices in Electric Feathers (courtesy of Vogue.com by Elizabeth Lippman)
The remixes for the songs “New Myth” and “Grown Unknown” were produced by Tenderflex, the new project of DJ Logic (Mos Def, Medeski Martin and Wood) and producer David Maurice (Jay Z, Kerli).
Shot on Super 8 Film in Rome, the video for “Love Is Won” by Lia Ices is a gorgeous document that will have you nostalgic for traveling with someone you love. The video was directed by Christin Turner in collaboration with Lia Ices.
Lia Ices will play at the Mercury Lounge in NYC tonight, in the UK this month and on the west coast in December with The Sea and Cake. Dates are on the tour page.
The music of Lia Ices has been used for several contemporary dances, and the acclaimed dance competition So You Think You Can Dance used Lia’s song “Grown Unknown” for the opening number of their second-to-final show of this year’s season.
“Grown Unknown” by Lia Ices is the song for the opening group dance. There’s a lot of clapping for rhythm, a big red rose in the middle and all the dancers are in white. It’s very pretty. And cool music. The rose ascends to heaven at the end and confetti falls to the stage. This might be the first time all season I run to iTunes to buy a song I heard on this show.”