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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
“(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 // ★★★★★
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
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
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