Lia Mice premieres “Our Heavy Heart” video on Entertainment Weekly and announces CMJ Shows. Lia also announces a set of New York shows including a tonight With Ryn Weaver! Her new album I Love You is out November 4th on Old Flame Records.
Lia Mice described the making of 'Our Heavy Heart' video as such: "This is the first time I wrote an album without any collaborators, and I didn't realize that at the end of the process I would be so fearful to show the album to people. In this music video, I wanted to capture a bit of overcoming that fear. That's where the idea came from to sing with a giant snake."
Lia Mice crafted her signature "art of noise with a love affair for pop" while traveling the globe performing solo in unorthodox venues, including a buddhist temple in Tokyo; Manhattan's Museum of Arts And Design, Manhattan's Clocktower Gallery; boat-venues; squats; DIY spaces; pop-up venues and the soon-closing Death By Audio.
After spending 2011 and 2012 touring Australia, USA, Japan and Europe in support of her debut self-produced solo LP, Lia Mice relocated to Lyon France to write her new album with the purpose of recording the songs with a live band in a real studio. One year later she returned to Brooklyn to record 10 songs at Strange Weather Studios with producer Daniel James Schlett (Amen Dunes, Oberhofer). The songs became the "I Love You" LP, Lia Mice's post-modern take on pop music, performed with a live band but edited and effected to sound like machines.
Two years after her debut album, released under the Happy New Year moniker, the clarity of vision and production on "I Love You" reveals a new depth to this enigmatic artist. Reflecting on events of her first year living in Europe via story-like lyrics, Lia Mice channels video hit stars like INXS, Bowie and The Motels, while embracing new sounds she's encountered in her new home of France: on cinema soundtracks; yé-yé records and at weirdo DJ nites.
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Catch Lia Mice in New York this month:
* w/ Ryn Weaver
Oct 14: Baby's All Right, New York NY *
Oct 22: "Beat Pie CMJ" 8:10PM-8:35PM Santos Party House (Upstairs), New York NY
Oct 22: "Old Flame Records CMJ" 10:50PM-11:20PM Pianos (Upstairs), New York NY
Oct 24: "Gimme Tinnitus / Mirror Universe Tapes Unofficial CMJ" 10:30PM-11:00PM, The Gutter, Brooklyn NY.
Praise For Lia Mice:
"[I Love You is] full of sing-alongable melodies and sonic textures that are easy to lose yourself in. Her latest single, “Our Heavy Heart,” steers the current dream pop revival toward the dance floor with help from a clanging, echo-laden cowbell that almost manages to steal the show from Mice’s shimmering vocals." --Entertainment Weekly
Her newest single, “Our Heavy Heart,” is a love ballad with a ‘80s styling – a soundtrack fit for 1986 rom-com, Pretty in Pink while maintaining relevance amid indie modernity" --Life+Times
Included in "10 buzzy bands from Big Sound" –Guardian
"Blending a dash of sweet 1960s pop flare to a helping of modern technology, experimental pop artist Lia Mice’s new song “Memory Maps” is a perfect new summer track for shoulder-shaking your troubles away" –BlackBook
"…an album of irresistible synthpop gems. Mice floats from sweetly twee to gloomy tracks with ease, pushing tempos that will get you dancing, whether it’s slowly and with a partner or quick, with eyes affixed to the floor" - MTV Iggy