Ida Maria's brand new EP, Accidental Happiness, came out last month February 18, 2014 on LAVA/Republic Records.
The Norwegian rocker took a break from music to fully recover from her alcohol addiction. Based on her bluesy "Boogie With The Devil's Soul" to her punky style of "I'm Bad News", Ida Maria is at her most creative with this new Accidental Happiness EP.
She's made the full EP available for streaming on soundcloud.com.
You can purchase the Accidental Happiness on iTunes.
Also, I could be wrong, but the last time Ida Maria was in Minneapolis was at Fine Line Cafe in 2009 - but she never showed up. So I never saw her live, but I would have love to hear "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" ... Anyway, instead of canceling the show, Ladyhawke played the event for free.
Ida Maria is playing some dates in her country:
Mar 13 Ludo Bar og Scene Harstad, Norway
Mar 14 Ottos Finnsnes, Norway Tickets
Mar 15 Kooperativet Kulturscene Vadsø, Norway
Mar 21 Hurtigrutens Hus Stokmarknes, Norway
Mar 22 Folk & Fisk Bodø, Norway
Since Last Wednesday
If you're into Norwegian bands, you definitely need to check out the Brilliance Records/Jansen Plateproduksjon official Norwegian showcase at SXSW on Friday, March 14th at Icenhauer’s (83 Rainey St).
Lineup and set times:
Intertwine - 9pm
Death By Unga Bunga - 10pm
Maya Vik - 11pm
Atlanter - 12am
Highasakite - 1am
3.14 | SXSW - Icenhauers (Official Show) 1AM
3.14 | SXSW - Red Transit Showcase
3.14 | SXSW - International Day Stage
3.15 | SXSW - Øya & Filter Showcase
3.17 | Houston, TX | Fitzgerald Upstairs*
3.18 | Dallas, TX | Grananda Theater*
3.21 | Phoenix, AZ | The Crescent Ballroom*
3.22 | Las Vegas, NV | Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
3.23 | San Diego, CA | House of Blues*
3.25 | Los Angeles, CA | El Rey Theatre*
3.27 | San Francisco, CA | The Independent*
3.28 | Portland, OR | Wonder Ballroom*
3.29 | Seattle, WA | Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room*
*with London Grammar
Pick-Up, Lift-off, Space, Time
Electric Eye announced a string of appearances at SXSW 2014 (see details below).
Hailing from Bergen, Norway, Electric Eye play droned out psych-rock inspired by Indian philosophy. Their debut album Pick-Up, Lift-off, Space, Time came out last year and received positive mentions in various Norwegian media. The record was co-released in the US and the UK by Norway's Klangkollektivet and London based Fuzz Club Records.
405 East 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
3/12 | 7:30 PM Audiofemme presents: Emerging artists of 2014 601 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701
3/13 | 7:15 PM Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation Austin
1502 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
3/14 | 4:00 PM An Axis Family Affair
E 7th Street & Comal
3/15 | 2:00 PM Saturday (Psych!) @ The Half Step
75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX. 78701