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Read our write up of the Austin 4/5 stop of Lydia's "Illuminate" tour with HRVRD and Golden Sun.
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...
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/14 - 09:38 AM
And now the one you once loved is leaving.
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Show ReviewsLydia's "Illuminate" Tour w/ HRVRD and Golden Sun - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Staff InterviewBanner Pilot (Deborah Remus)
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/14 - 05:46 AM
Our friends over at Mind Equals Blown interviewed Lydia yesterday and they revealed that Illuminate will be pressed to vinyl in the not-too-distant future.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/21/14 - 07:26 AM
HRVRD, Saint Motel, and Golden Suns have been added to Lydia's "Illuminate" Tour. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/12/14 - 09:33 PM
Tour dates for Lydia's front-to-back Illuminate tour are in the replies. Pre-sale bundles will be available tomorrow, January 14th, and general on-sale tickets will be available Friday, January 17th.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/14 - 04:56 PM
Lydia will be touring this spring and playing Illuminate from start to finish. More information and announcements will be made in January.
Jason Tate on 12/17/13 - 02:09 PM
Read our write-up of the November 10th Austin stop of the Lydia tour with From Indian Lakes.
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.
Ryan Gardner on 11/14/13 - 02:00 PM
I think we were made too pretty.
Show ReviewsLydia with From Indian Lakes - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Ryan Gardner on 11/14/13 - 08:19 AM
Today, Lydia released the deluxe edition of its latest album, Devil. We are premiering one of the b-sides from that album, titled "We'll Never Die," in the replies. Let us know what you think and don't forget to purchase the collection at iTunes.
Drew Beringer on 10/15/13 - 01:05 PM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 09/18/13 - 01:56 PM
Lydia will be releasing a deluxe edition of Devil on October 15th with 4 new songs and acoustic versions of "The Exit" and "Devil."

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Blake Solomon on 09/11/13 - 08:24 AM
From Indian Lakes have been added to Anberlin's upcoming tour with The Maine and Lydia - dates are in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 08/30/13 - 12:29 PM
Lydia have been announced as direct support for the upcoming Anberlin and The Maine co-headlining fall tour. The dates can be found in the replies.

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Drew Beringer on 08/26/13 - 06:31 PM
The Cinema have finished tracking their upcoming record.
Ryan Gardner on 06/26/13 - 04:55 PM
Lydia just finished up filming a brand new music video the other day.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/09/13 - 08:31 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to Leighton for hanging out with us tonight. Make sure you pick up Devil and go see Lydia on tour.

Leighton from Lydia and The Cinema will be chatting with us at 7pm EST (4pm PST) here. Stop by and chat about Devil, the band's current tour with From Indian Lakes and Sweet Talker, and anything else.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/11/13 - 03:29 PM
Cream cheese in bulk?
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ChatLydia - Chat at 7pm EST/4pm PST
Drew Beringer on 04/11/13 - 08:15 AM
Leighton from Lydia will be chatting on the website tonight at 7pm EST/4pm PST. Stop by to talk about the band's newest album, Devil, their current tour or anything in general!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/11/13 - 05:46 AM
"I should've been a Cowboy, I should've learned to rope and ride..."
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Jake Denning on 03/26/13 - 01:52 AM
Lydia's new music video for "The Exit" can be seen in the replies. The band's new album, Devil, drops tomorrow.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/18/13 - 03:52 PM
Ethan Koozer (Gates, ex-Lydia) has revived his old ambient band, Humland.

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Jason Tate on 02/27/13 - 02:12 PM
You can preview each song from Lydia's upcoming new album, Devil, here. The album will be released on March 19th.
Drew Beringer on 02/19/13 - 10:11 AM
You can now pre-order Lydia's new record, Devil.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/29/13 - 07:06 PM
Lydia's new single "Knee Deep" can be streamed in the replies. What do you think?
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/29/13 - 10:59 AM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 01/28/13 - 03:06 PM
Today is Leighton Antelman's (Lydia, The Cinema) birthday.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/13/13 - 07:26 PM
Matt Funderburk, former bassist of Lydia and Bears of Manitou passed away this morning.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/28/12 - 05:46 AM
Lydia's Acoustic EP is now available for physical purchase here.

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Drew Beringer on 12/12/12 - 11:53 AM
In case you haven't heard, Lydia recently released a stunning acoustic EP. To celebrate, we are streaming the acoustic version of "Best Nights" from the release. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it. The band recently finished recording their upcoming full length with Colby Wedgeworth and are aiming for a February release.
Ryan Gardner on 12/04/12 - 07:10 AM
Turn me back into the pet that I was when we met, I was happier then with no mind-set.
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Kelly Doherty on 12/04/12 - 04:38 AM
At last night's show, Lydia announced they finished their new record two weeks ago with Colby Wedgeworth and are aiming for a February release.
Ryan Gardner on 12/03/12 - 07:04 AM
Lydia have put their digital acoustic EP on Spotify. Search "Acoustics '12" on Spotify or use this link.

Track Listing
1) I've Never Seen a Witch
2) Best Nights
3) We Clean Up So Well
4) Skin + Bones
5) Hailey

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Jason Tate on 11/19/12 - 10:33 AM
Hit the replies to watch Lydia perform a new song called "Knee Deep" live.
Ryan Gardner on 11/19/12 - 10:23 AM
Lydia posted a picture showing some CDs labeled "acoustics 2012" to be sold at their winter shows.

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Jason Tate on 11/12/12 - 10:52 AM
Lydia are recording a new record with Matt Malpass and plan to release it come fall. Hit the replies for a very short studio clip.
Ryan Gardner on 08/10/12 - 09:34 PM
Lydia have released their new video for the song "Best Nights."

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Jason Tate on 07/19/12 - 09:48 AM
Lydia has 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.
From the InterviewA few months ago, we saw that you might be working on a new EP or LP for Lydia. Were you writing or recording?
Yeah we were recording a bit of it. We have probably like less than two songs that are tracked and done at this point. But as I was finishing the two songs, we were thinking about doing an EP, but I had three or four more, so there’s about five songs that are written at this point....
Thomas Nassiff on 06/05/12 - 01:06 PM
Lydia, The Maine, and Arkells perform a cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from my Friends" at La Zona Rosa in Austin, TX. Check the replies for the video.

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Jason Tate on 04/16/12 - 10:33 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 03/15/12 - 12:08 PM
Don't forget that Leighton from Lydia will be chatting here on the website tonight at 5PM (PST). Check the homepage tonight for the thread - and get your chat on!
Jason Tate on 03/15/12 - 11:37 AM
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.
Jason Gardner on 03/13/12 - 11:41 AM
Ryan Gardner on 03/05/12 - 07:50 PM
Matt Malpass and Leighton of Lydia are currently co-writing and co-producing a hip-hop album.
Christian Wagner on 02/28/12 - 11:09 AM
More dates from The Maine's upcoming tour have been released. Check the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/22/12 - 03:04 PM
The first batch of dates for The Maine, Lydia and Arkells' upcoming North American tour can be found in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 02/22/12 - 10:57 AM
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