January 27, 2011

Lia Ices Feat. Justin Vernon - "Daphne"

Brooklyn's Lia Ices' richly pastoral acoustic songs recall a harp-less, chirp-less and more tangible Joanna Newsom. "Daphne," off Ices' sophomore record Grown Unknown, is an ethereal and naturalistic cut that begins in the woods with images of bark and branches amidst fluttering strings and a plucked acoustic guiar. Where Ices separates herself from Newsom and makes her own musical personality felt is at the kick-in-the-door two-and-a-half-minute mark, where a pounding piano makes its entrance, commencing a coda with considerably more percussive snap and electricity. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon joins the fun with his signature falsetto cooing, but it's Ices that takes command and there's nothing the listener can do but sit back and enjoy the ride.

Lia Ices Feat. Justin Vernon - "Daphne" (from Grown Unknown)

Lia Ices


  1. Really nice. Thank you again and again for the wonderful music and incredibly poignant descriptions. Keep it up, brother.

  2. This track just came up on Spotify radio, and i googled it because it's awesome. and here you are.