Liima – Amerika

It is time for you to discover Liima, a new band drawn by 4AD and that will seduce you if you like the idea of a band mixing vocals, complex drums and electronic vibes. It reminds us Battles and Caribou, with a touch from the North. After a year of touring and composing in parallel of four week of residency in different European places, the band is now ready to release a debut album called “ii”. Following this announcement, here is “Amerika”, an impressive and strange first single that definitely caught us.

“Amerika” is a dreamlike travel, the research of a utopia that might never be reached. The song is powerful and augurs very beautiful things for the upcoming album.

The band is composed of Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö plus Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang. By the way, if you knew this band before, you will probably notice some elements from their work.

“ii” features songs written in Finland, Berlin, Istanbul and Madeira. Each city influenced the sounds, sometimes literally through field recording and sampling. Every residency ended with a live concert, performing the freshly written songs in front of an audience.

If you want to pre-order the album, it’s over there. It will be available on March 18.
For the dates of the tour, you can check the official web site of the band.

As a bonus, here is their live set at Best Kept Festival 2015:
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Tracklisting:

1 Your Heart
2 Amerika
3 Roger Waters
4 Russians
5 Trains in the Dark
6 Woods
7 513
8 You Stayed in Touch with the Wrong Guy
9 Black Beach
10 Change of Time

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