Loamlands, Led to Sea
330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 1990's. She has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various domestic and foreign independent labels.
Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her "incredible voice–a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath." Amrit Singh of Revolt TV has called her "an extraordinary lyricist with a piercing sense of melody and a constant interest in subverting the standards of songcraft and production."
Mirah has always sought the creative company of unique collaborators, from multi-media artists and orchestral composers to dj's, Baltic music enthusiasts, and entomologists. A partial list of some of her collaborators includes Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Tara Jane O'Neil, Khaela Maricich (The Blow), Melanie Valera (Tender Forever), Jherek Bischoff, Lori Goldston, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.
Her hotly anticipated new release, Changing Light is due out on May 13th on her own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.
Durham, North Carolina's Loamlands offer their debut release, Some Kind Of Light, an EP of stirring Americana and Southern rock tunes penned by Kym Register and Will Hackney. The duo have collaborated for years, and the newly formed Loamlands provides a platform for each musician to express contemporary ideas through an array of Southern musical styles. Lead vocalist Kym Register delivers powerful tales of perseverance, justice and uncertainty, frequently blurring the lines between the personal and the political. When Register was 13, her grandfather, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, gave her his first guitar and inspired her to follow him into a life of music. After he died, he left behind hundreds of home recordings of classic country tunes, a personal library of Southern music history that Register explored while composing the songs for Some Kind Of Light. Recorded in 3 days in rural North Carolina with members of Megafaun and Lost in the Trees serving as rhythm section, Some Kind Of Light is an essential introduction to one of North Carolina's most exciting new bands.
Led to Sea
Led to Sea is the solo project of Seattle-based violist Alex Guy. After five years of touring with Mirah, Laura Veirs, Thao Nguyen, the Degenerate Art Ensemble and Jason Webley, Alex has recorded Into the Darkening Sky, a new album of beautiful orchestral and stripped-down songs for viola and voice. She's joined on the record by some of Seattle's most talented musicians, including Jherek Bischoff (The Dead Science) on bass, Lori Goldston (Black Cat Orchestra) on cello, Paul Kikuchi (Orkestar Zirkonium) on drums, and Paris Hurley (Kultur Shock) on violin.
Guy has recorded as a violist and violinist on the albums of Xiu Xiu, the Pharmacy, The Dead Science and Parenthetical Girls. Over the last five years, she also has composed music for a number of theater and dance companies in Seattle, including Dead Bird Movement, Strawberry Theater Workshop and the Degenerate Art Ensemble.
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