Having just signed to Jagjaguwar, Brooklyn experimental pop artist Lia Ices
is ready to make a splash. To celebrate the signing, Jagjaguwar is offering her track "Grown Unknown" as a free download. And everyone loves free.
On the track, the opening hand claps give way to the acoustic strumming, only to return with a vengeance. Lia's gorgeous, almost unearthly voice is accompanied by some experimentation as expected from an experimental pop artist.
The singer, songwriter, and pianist released her debut album Necima
(which was recorded with Nicolas Vernhes, who also did Deerhunter and Silver Jews records) in 2008 to much praise. The album was a well timed and much needed contribution to the ever-evolving Brooklyn psychedelic folk pop scene. It also generated three music videos from Lia.
No official date has been announced for her first Jagjaguwar release, but expect it soon. At least we have "Grown Unknown" to tide us over. -hanna kasper
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MP3: "Grown Unknown"
Lia Ices on Myspace