Ainara LeGardon

Ainara LeGardon

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"Insanely addictive folk-rock". Produced by Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts).

Biography

"In the mirror", considered one of 2003´s best albums by the Spanish media, was Ainara LeGardon´s solo debut, featuring Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts) on production duties and, among other guest musicians, Joe Skyward (Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Walkabouts) on bass. It was released in Spain by Winslow Lab and distributed by Dock. Summer of 2004 saw the re-release of this record focused on the international market.

After extensive touring all over Spain (where she opened for Thalia Zedek, Tara Jane O´Neil, Dayna Kurtz, Chris Eckman and Karate), and also in France, Germany (supporting The Walkabouts), Belgium and Holland, her second album, "Each day a lie", was released in April 2005.

Also produced by Chris Eckman, it was recorded at Estudio Brazil in Madrid (Feb-March 2005). Guest musicians include several artists from the Spanish independent scene, and Al DeLoner from the acclaimed Norwegian band Midnight Choir.

The record has been received with excellent reviews by musical magazines all over Europe (Rock de Lux, Mondo Sonoro, Muzikalia, Bad Magazine, Undertoner, Fomp, Bokson, etc…), as well as the most known Spanish diaries (El País, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, etc…).

The first part of the tour consisted in 30 shows all over Spain, including opening acts for Bonnie `Prince´ Billy & Matt Sweeney and Giant Sand.

Last March, Ainara played five shows in NYC, including a performance at CBGB´s and a showcase at Vox Pop with guitarist Jason Victor (Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three, Willard Grant Conspiracy). This year she also played two of the most important festivals in Spain: Primavera Sound and Benicassim International Festival.

MORE ON AINARA LeGARDON:

Born in Bilbao (Basque Country) in 1976, Ainara LeGardon was vocalist and guitarist of the Spanish rock band Onion from 1994 to 2003. With Onion, she released three records and saw her songs being included in several acclaimed films such as the worldwide known “Abre Los Ojos” (“Open Your Eyes”) by Alejandro Amenábar.

In 2003, Ainara started her own label, Winslow Lab, and co-founded Famelia: a Madrid-based association of self-released bands, indie labels and a recording studio.

Ainara´s songs have been included in more than a dozen compilations, including “Borderdreams, La Ruta del Americana” (Dock, 2004), a double CD in which she is the only non-American musician among artists such as Townes van Zandt, Jay Farrar, Mark Eitzel, Friends of Dean Martinez, Centro-Matic, 16 Horsepower, etc…


For more info, pics and tour dates: www.winslowlab.com (label), www.soundsinacoma.com (management), www.dock-land.com (distributor), www.myspace.com/ainaralegardon.

Lyrics

Hope Defeated

Written By: Ainara LeGardon

I must find out what I´ve lost
before grieving for it.
My wounds must be healed
before they start to bleed.
My eyes,
they must turn into swamps
before I can see clear.
Time must stop
to let me live one more year.

Darkened love gone for a while.
Hope defeated by a lie.

Must´ve learnt how to loose
before starting this game.
Must´ve learnt how to suffer
before wishing this pain.

Darkened love gone for a while.
Hope defeated by a lie.

Each day a lie

Written By: Ainara LeGardon

Each day, a lie.
Each second, as painful as life.
Each day, a lie.
Each second´s the truth
that you didn´t tell on time.

Count on me.
Next time you try to love me
I´d kill to know it.
Count on me.
Next time you try to kill me
I´d love to know it.

Each day, a lie.
Each second, as painful as life.
Each day, a lie.
Each second´s the truth
that you didn´t tell on time.

Count on me.
Next time you try to love me
I´d kill to know it.
Count on me.
Next time you try to kill me
I´d love to know it.

Love in a box

Written By: Ainara LeGardon


I found your letters,
I found your love in a box.
I found a tear drop of yours
in a paper I´d lost.

Why did you let time
slip away?
Why do you break
my heart today,
as you used to?

You said you wanted to start
a new life someday.
So, tell me,
why didn´t you
just call my name?

I would have stayed
by your side
if you had asked me
to fly ´round the world
to find you.

Be sure I would have found you
wherever you were,
wherever you hid.

Be sure that I will find you
wherever you are,
wherever you hide.

Discography

Ainara LeGardon (solo albums):

-"In the mirror", cd, Winslow Lab 2003.
-"Each day a lie", cd, Winslow Lab 2005.

Set List

IN THE MIRROR

NEEDED

I SAW THE LIGHT ON

LOVE IN A BOX

THIS FEELING TRUE

FORGET JUST ANYTHING

BLUE

DRY YEARS

EACH DAY A LIE

14 HOURS

(Around 10/12 songs and 45/55 minutes)