Lia Ices – “Higher” (Prod. Clams Casino)
Jagjaguwar affiliate Lia Ices is preparing to release Ices, her follow-up to 2011’s Grown Unknown. “Higher,” the song she shared from the project this week, is an experimental pop number with lots of empty space but plenty going on. The verses are almost like chillwave boom-bap, and the chorus reminds me of one of Sleigh Bells’ aggro-guitar-meets-bubblegum detonations garnished with — what is that, traditional Chinese music? Clams Casino co-produced this weird, wonderful song. Hear it below.