LIA ICES

"Ices" is a celebration of flight, levity, and the conviction that you can leave earth. You take wing in an airplane, you go to real places when you dream, you have out-of-body experiences, you get high, you lose yourself in someone else. When we started work on these songs, I was beginning a gradual move to California, constantly traveling back and forth from New York. I was experimenting. I was falling in love. Our studio in the Hudson Valley was full of electronics and computers and the sounds of future ships sailing through the vastness of space, and I sometimes forgot where I was. The first songs we wrote were called "flying 1", then "flying 2", and so on, which eventually evolved into songs on the album. Flight became a metaphor for the ignition of the imagination. The process created a lightness in me, a freedom and positive energy that I'd never before felt or explored. This recording session became a two year music and spiritual retreat with my psychic twin brother, Eliot. A private journey during which we abandoned old habits and familiar sounds. We got really geeky and experimented in our studio. We obsessed over sympathetic magic, "Ancient Aliens", and the NBA. We allowed everything we loved to find its way in: Persian percussion, hip-hop beats, lo-fi, hi-fi, Pakistani pop, Link Wray, Jason Pierce, gospel, dub. We developed new systems; we worked with synthesis, software, and samples; we became producers. The Hudson Valley was home base, but I wanted to keep flying. I wrote songs in California, recorded vocals in Atlanta, and worked with Clams Casino in Brooklyn. For the first time, Lia Ices felt like an inclusive project with its own identity, not just a name. "Ices" as a whole is devoted to these certainties. While we have evolved, we are still animals. We respond to planets, patterns, and cycles. We require the sounds of our origins. We live in the future but stay bound to the primitive and primordial. We will always want tribe, we will always want rhythm, we will always need music to guide us into our deepest sense of what it means to be human. So we hear sounds from all over the planet in this album. We devour so much music, and with this album we allowed ourselves to claim bits from all of it. -LIA ICES

LISTEN // Lia Ices Shares ‘Higher (Sam Proffitt Remix)’ Via Magnetic Magazine

You know that point of the evening where night begins to turn to day? You’re tired and thinking of leaving the party, but then you catch the sun breaking through and can’t imagine being anywhere else? That’s where Samuel Proffitt’s remix of Lia Ices’ “Higher” comes in. This indelibly catchy remix gives the summer single an icy, airy lift with crispier snaps and flecks of soul-infused synths. The original version of “Higher” that appears on Ices was co-produced by Clams Casino and Benny Sagittarius, which is the sister/brother production duo of Lia Ices and her psychic twin brother Eliot. What’s more, it’s available for free download! Hop on over to Magnetic Magazine to check it out and catch Lia on tour in North America starting this week.

Ices is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.

LIA ICES TOUR DATES
Tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour
Wed. Jan. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows – Schubas
Thurs. Jan. 15 – Madison, WI @ FRZN Fest – High Noon Saloon
Fri. Jan. 16 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Sat. Jan. 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake (Underground)
Sun. Jan. 18 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
Mon. Jan. 19 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Wed. Jan. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Thurs. Jan. 22 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Fri. Jan. 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

ON TOUR // Watch Lia Ices’ “Waves” Tour Video, 2015 Shows Start January 14th In Chicago



Didn’t get to see Lia Ices live last year? Don’t fret! She has new dates starting next week on January 14th in Chicago at Schuba’s for the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival. See all the dates in the video above or here on YouTube.

Her new album, Ices, is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record.

All tour dates + tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour

WATCH // Lia Ices Shares Video For “Thousand Eyes”, Includes Footage From Bollywood’s ‘Dil Se’, Tour With Phantogram Continues

From Lia-

For me, this scene from Dil Se acts as a visual metaphor for the same sentiments that inspired the song “Thousand Eyes”; We move together against internal and external rhythms, we fly through nature completely entwined with technology and machines (in this video it’s the train). We go on go on go on…”

Lia Ices has shared a new video for her track “Thousand Eyes” from her latest album ‘Ices’. The video, edited by Dougal Henken, pairs the song with a scene from the 1998 Bollywood classic Dil Se (translation: From The Heart). Watch the video above or on Lia’s Youtube Channel. If you’ve yet to see her live, Lia is currently in the midst of a national tour with Phantogram. Full dates and ticket links after the jump.

Pick up the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record.

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ALBUM RELEASE // Lia Ices ‘Ices’ Out Worldwide Now, On Tour Now



Lia Ices is back with her third album Ices out now worldwide on Jagjaguwar. Following up 2011’s acclaimed Grown Unknown, the new record was produced by Benny Sagittarius [production team of Lia and her brother Eliot] with additional production from Clams Casino on several tracks. Get a sense of the new album with the “Higher” video, directed by Lia, directed by Lia and shot cruising/exploring around Jamaica by filmmaker Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come) with additional camera work by Bryan Ling and Andrew Marianai. Watch the video above or on Youtube / Vevo.

Pick up the new album now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record.

Critics praise the new album,

“(Lia has an) impressively supple voice, which can spiral up into a giddy falsetto and fall crashing to the floor in dolorous rumination within a heartbeat”

- Pitchfork

“(Lia Ices)… songs have gotten fuller and lusher. Ices’ warm wash of ethereal vocals and electronics belies its chilly title.”

- Entertainment Weekly

“A fizzy lifting drink of an album”

- Telegraph // ★★★★★

TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

9/17 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
9/23- Echo – Los Angeles, CA
9/25- Popscene at Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco , CA
9/28- Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO *
9/29- Ogden Theater – Denver, CO *
9/30- Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE *
10/1- Myth – St Paul, MN *
10/3- Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN *
10/4- Republic New Orleans – New Orleans, LA *
10/9- The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/10- Bar and Arcade – Springfield, MO
10/11- Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR *
10/13- The High Watt – Nashville, TN
10/14- The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA *
10/15- The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
10/17- Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD *
10/18- Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/19- Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
10/20- 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
10/22- Church – Boston, MA

* w/Phantogram

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Higher by Lia Ices

Little Marriage by Lia Ices

Love Is Won by Lia Ices

Grown Unknown by Lia Ices

Grown Unknown Promo by Lia Ices

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Grown Unknown by Lia Ices

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North America:
The Windish Agency
Daniel Traci
daniel@windishagency.com

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