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

Black Mountain Releases “Year Zero: Original Soundtrack,” Plus New Lia Ices 7″ Out Today

Black Mountain and Lia Ices bring you two awesome releases today! The first is the soundtrack to the epic surf film, Year Zero! Combining new works with previously released tracks, Black Mountain provides a hard-hitting, 45-minute acid tab of music. You can order the Year Zero: Original Soundtrack HERE. Listen to “Mary Lou” below!

 
The latter is Lia Ices’ new 7-inch, featuring a beautiful cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” and a B-side of Syd Barrett’s “Late Night.” Buy it HERE. Commenting on Lia’s version of “Wish You Were Here,” Fader says, “There are few people singing with such a precise and beautiful voice.” Listen to the track below!

Lia Ices Delivers a Beautiful New Video and Covers Pink Floyd

Lia Ices Official “Little Marriage” Video from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

Two awesome pieces from Lia Ices today! Premiering on Fader earlier this morning, the new video for “Little Marriage” is a whimsical dance through a bevy of faded images. Heidi Petty created the video.

Out on April 4th, the “Wish You Were Here” single is both a moving and refreshing take on one of Pink Floyd’s best known songs. Lia originally recorded the track for Mojo Magazine’s Pink Floyd tribute compilation. The 7-inch also features Lia’s take on Syd Barret’s “Late Night.” You can listen to “Wish You Were Here” below!

Watch A Beautiful Lia Ices Live Version of “Daphne”

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.

Lia Ices Pairs with IFC for a “Love Is Won” Video Contest

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 press@jagjaguwar.com. 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!

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