BIRTHDAYS, 33-35 STOKE NEWINGTON ROAD LONDON N16 8BJ
TIME / 20:00
CALENDAR / ICAL
TICKET INFO / £7 ADVANCE
We are very excited to announce that Lia Ices will be playing a show at Dalston’s Birthdays on 10 September.
Lia Ices is very excited to reveal the video for her new single, Higher. Watch the video, premiering via Paper, here
“Higher” was shot in Jamaica by Storm Saulter with additional camera work by Bryan Ling and Andrew Mariani. Ices herself directed the video. Lia says, “The making of this album continuously took us out of our familiar world. During our time in Jamaica we found a levity and openness we tapped into – an energy that is at the core of the song, and of this whole album. We met the Jamaican film maker Storm Saulter and spent a couple days cruising/exploring with him and making this video. We just had fun.
“When you can be limitless with your experiences, give into other cultures, sounds, and people, the more you actually feel like yourself.” Higher is taken from Lia Ices’ new album, Ices, released on 15th September through Jagjaguwar.
To precede its release, Lia will head to the UK to headline a one-off show at Birthdays in London on Wednesday 10th September.
Ices is the follow up to 2011′s Grown Unknown (Jagjaguwar) and her 2008 debut Necima (Rare Book Room Records). It was recorded during a two year music and spiritual retreat with her “psychic twin brother” Eliot, which began in the Hudson Valley, New York and ended in California, while working in multiple studios along the way. Lia explains the album’s creative process:
“Each song on Ices became a collage of times, places, and people. Most of them started in the Hudson Valley, where Eliot and I wrote and recorded vocals, guitars, synths, and beat ideas. We’d send those first incarnations to Clams Casino in New Jersey and then we’d meet up in Brooklyn to arrange the new parts together. We worked in the penthouse of the Wythe Hotel – a floating glass box , a blank slate. We’d set up our computer, mixing speakers, midi keyboards, and all our weird gear, plus thai food and red wine. We’d bring up one of our demos and we’d sit behind the midi keyboard and sift through sounds and ideas and beats and find new things together.
“After the Wythe Sessions (in Brooklyn) we took different tracks to Woodstock and Los Angeles to layer in live drums and percussion, and I went to Atlanta to record final vocals. For the first time, Lia Ices felt like an inclusive project with its own identity, not just a name.”
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