Lacy James
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Lacy James

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1992 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1992
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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"Review of Circles of Swallows in M Music and Musicians magazine"

When she’s not crafting the kinds of eclectic, electro-tinged earth-child folk fantasias heard on this, her second album, James choreographs her own modern dance troupe. That might explain songs like “Dancing out of the Dark” and lines like “dancing animals /
entwining animals / in cuneiform and ruin,” though really, Swallows defies easy explanation. James sets bold, mystical lyrics to clattering bits of percussion and off-kilter keyboard programming, turning coffeehouse-chanteuse tropes inside out. Nearly every song brings something unexpected—Celtic flute on “Icarus,” jazzy sax and drums on “Today in the City”—and as far as constants go, her imperfectly lilting voice is anything but conventional. She’s an original—and her troupe must be something to see. - M Music and Musicians magazine


"Review of Circles of Swallows album by Baxter Labatos"

"The chords in Angels Bells sound like they were made in heaven."
"There is this childlike innocence in her songs.The pinch of alternative rock over a cup of lullaby is just right." - Sphere Music


"Review of Circles of Swallows album by Baxter Labatos"

"The chords in Angels Bells sound like they were made in heaven."
"There is this childlike innocence in her songs.The pinch of alternative rock over a cup of lullaby is just right." - Sphere Music


"Review of Lovefeast by Jonathan Takiff"

"[Kate] Bush's theatrical, Olde English-balladry style is a sometime inspiration... but so too are the tribal world beat percussive paens of Peter Gabriel and David Byrne." - Philadelphia Daily News


"Review of Lovefeast by Russell W. Elliott"

"dramatic and dreaming with vocals soaring above the atmospheric instrumentals" - Musical Discoveries


"Review of Lovefeast by Frank Blank"

"enough successes to make this very well-recorded disc worthy of a serious listen by those with open musical minds.... takes some adventurous chances" - Philadelphia City Paper


"Review of Lovefeast album by Carol Shutzbank"

"...hauntingly embracing; there's also a real sense of movement here.... You can almost feel a physical expression manifested in the turn of an instrument or a percussive rhythm." - Big Shout


"Review of Lovefeast album by Carol Shutzbank"

"...hauntingly embracing; there's also a real sense of movement here.... You can almost feel a physical expression manifested in the turn of an instrument or a percussive rhythm." - Big Shout


"Review of Lovefeast album by Lycos.com"

"... enchanting subject matter characterizes this rhythmic, almost ambient material. James' voice soars as tribal rhythms pound and keyboards create spatial, planetarium-like atmospherics" - Lycos.com


"Review of Lovefeast album by a. d. amorosi"

"Kate Bush/Tori Amos feel with an exotic Middle Eastern twist.... a sumptuous affair" - Philadelphia City Paper


"Review of "White Lion" - featured Adult Alternative song"

"Enthralling and spookily beautiful. This song exudes mystery and enchantment." - MP3.com


Discography

2013
new full-length album - Circles of Swallows

2012

November: "Old Languages" - digital single; second single from new album Circles of Swallows

September: "Osmosis Song" - digital single; first single from new album Circles of Swallows

2011
July: "Spirit of 76 (song for We the People)" - stand-alone digital single

1992
Lovefeast (10-song album)

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Bio

A mixture of the dreamlike and the everyday, Lacy James' eclectic musical style draws from various influences ranging from rock and pop to world music, folk, and electronic/ambient. After the release of her well-received debut album Lovefeast, produced with Jim Gallagher at Philadelphia International and Kajem/Victory studios, Lacy set out on a dance journey that took her to New York City and beyond. In the wake of those experiences she recorded her second full-length album Circles of Swallows, released in February 2013. The Circles of Swallows album was shaped by Lacy's collaboration with producer Jeff Hiatt at noted Philadelphia workshop Turtle Studios. It features Seamus Egan, of the Irish-American band Solas, on two of its tracks and also spotlights noted jazz saxman Tom Tallitsch on the dreamy meditation "Today In The City". Lacy has also directed her own dance company, Mereminne Dancers, and performs with NYC singer-songwriters Val Kinzler, Michelle Fury and Liz Taub as the band Moon Goddess.

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