Just over five years old now, it’s no wonder Illuminate holds such a legacy behind it to so many people. As Lydia encored with three Devil cuts – “Devil,” “Knee Deep,” and “The Exit” – and Paint It Golden’s “Best Nights.” I realized how well the band can do both sides – the dark, atmospheric songs of Illuminate as well as the upbeat, spring soundtrack that is Devil. I find myself enjoying each of their records for a different reason, but Illuminate is the one that will always hold the most meaning to me. It holds more meaning to me than maybe any other record, and this night confirmed...
With From Indian Lakes having even more energy and emphasis live than on record and Lydia having a more upbeat atmosphere than normal, this show was definitely a memorable one. If you haven’t seen Lydia since Devil came out, I highly recommend trying to catch them soon, as the songs carry over quite well to the live setting – sing-alongs, people. I’m sure seeing the duo with The Maine and Anberlin was fantastic, but I was quite happy to be able to catch the two on their last night out following that tour.
Along with their tour with Anberlin, Lydia will be doing a few headlining dates this fall. You can also pre-order the deluxe edition of Devil, which features four new tracks and two acoustics. Full track listing and dates are in the replies.
Update: The teaser video for the album is now in the replies.
According to their new Facebook cover photo, Lydia will release their new record, Devil, on March 19th. The band will also be touring from March 20th to May 3rd with From Indian Lakes and Sweet Talker. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow here when dates are announced.
Lydiahas confirmed that they are working on a new album instead of an EP. They're trying to have it out by early next year and they'll record it with Matt Malpass. Leighton also confirmed that The Cinema have a few new songs and may be touring this fall before a Lydia fall tour.
Update: The chat is over. Thanks a lot for hanging, Leighton!
Starting at 5PM PST, Leighton from Lydia will be here chatting in this thread. Stop on in with your questions (click the replies link) about the band's latest album Paint It Golden, Leighton's work with The Cinema, or Lydia's upcoming tour. Leighton will be chatting under the username: Leighton_Lydia, which is blue for easy recognition.
We're excited to announce that Leighton Antelman (Lydia / The Cinema) will be joining us for a chat this Thursday evening at 8 PM. Stop on by and chat, as we hope you'll be looking forward to this chat as much as we are.
Producer Matt Malpass (Copeland, Lydia, All Get Out) has posted a solo song titled "The Medic" on soundcloud. The song was written around the time songs for The Cinema's album were being put together. The Cinema's record will be released on September 13th.
Leighton Antelman of Lydia has announced that he and drummer Craig Taylor will be recording a new Lydia album this summer. Additionally, he has announced The Cinema, his new project with Matt Malpass. Head to the replies to watch an introduction video and hear their new song, "Kill It."
In a new interview, Matt Malpass confirms that he is in the mixing process of finishing up his and Leighton Antelman's new record and that it has ten tracks. He also offers some thoughts about the music industry and tools like Kickstarter.