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Lia Ices On So You Think You Can Dance

 

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.

The Wall Street Journal wrote:

“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.”

Lia Ices’ “Ice Wine” Video by Yours Truly

 

Today we premiered the Yours Truly live recording of Lia Ices’ “Ice Wine” on Pitchfork TV. In the Nate Chan-directed clip, filmed at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, Ices and her band were in the midst of a tremendous tour with The Cave Singers on their way to SXSW in March of 2011.

Lia Ices will play a handful of select dates later this summer, including a set at Lollapalooza.

 

 

New Video from Lia Ices for “Grown Unknown”

 

Today in an exclusive premiere with Pitchfork TV, we are pleased to present the music video for the title song of Lia Ices’ tremendous Jagjaguwar debut album, Grown Unknown.

Lia Ices’ video for “Grown Unknown” is a visual performance diary documenting modern dancer Ruby MacDougall’s three week voyage across the Pacific from Long Beach, California to Shanghai, China. The song “Grown Unknown” is about resisting our tendency to control and confine our desires; it celebrates the discovery of a personal unknown. Ruby’s dance document aligns with Lia’s song in a most poignant way: confined to a ship in the middle of the massive ocean, she uses dance as a means to express herself amidst extreme newness. For when we surrender to our wild, untamed energies and venture into the unknown, we expose ourselves to personal revelation. The opening lines of the song set the stage for Ruby’s exploratory dance: “I can’t live on a solitary stem, when there’s open land and warm wind.” The footage was shot from a laptop camera, and edited by Joanna Bovay (who also edited Lia’s video for “Half Life”).

Click here to watch and embed “Grown Unknown”

Lia Ices will perform at Lollapalooza in August with select dates in Toronto, Pittsburgh and New York. Set time for Lollapalooza will be announced shortly. For lineup and more info, visit the Lolla site here.

 

Brian Williams Interview with Lia Ices

 

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Brian Williams, or BriWi, as his friends call him (moiself included), is America’s Greatest News Anchor. He’s recently brought us stories of Brooklyn Artisanal Cheese and Slow Jammed the news along with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night. I kinda knew he was into indie rock, but I never knew how hard he was going to rep for Lia Ices.

BriWi loves Lia Ices, particularly the song “Little Marriage.” He met up with her recently at the Rare Book Room studio to play a little and have a chat. The love is palpable. Check out the clip above, or watch the full thing here at MSNBC.com.

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.

 

 

 

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