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JAMES IHA TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN NEARLY 15 YEARS | FESTIVALPHOTO
 

JAMES IHA TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN NEARLY 15 YEARS

JAMES IHA TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN NEARLY 15 YEARS –“LOOK TO THE SKY” OUT NOVEMBER 5TH ON THE END RECORDS

James Iha began his career as a co-founder of The Smashing Pumpkins in Chicago in 1987. He recorded and toured with the group until 2000, during which time they released ten albums and became one of the biggest bands of the era, selling millions of albums and filling arenas worldwide.

In addition to his guitar playing and singing, James was also a contributing songwriter to the band, co-writing some of their best loved songs, including “Mayonnaise” from Siamese Dream. In 2003, he joined the acclaimed progressive rock band, A Perfect Circle, featuring members of Tool and Marilyn Manson.

Look To The Sky is James' first solo album in nearly 15 years, following 1998's Let It Come Down. The album is a psychedelic, melodic and ultimately more textured record than the stripped back sounds showcased on his debut. From the hushed melodies of “Make Believe” to the epic sounds of “To Who Knows Where” through to the straight up pop suss of “Till Next Tuesday”, there’s a playful variety and mature songcraft here that is Iha’s, and Iha’s alone.

“Look To The Sky” features guests such as Karen O and Nick Zinner of the
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara, Nathan Larson of Shudder To Think and Television’s Tom Verlaine.

WATCH AN HD VERSION OF “TO WHO KNOWS WHERE”, RELEASED IN JAPAN EARLIER THIS YEAR HERE:



FURTHER DETAILS:

Featuring collaborations with Sara Quin (Tegan and Sara), Karen O & Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Nina Persson (The Cardigans, Sparklehorse), Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire), Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons), Kevin March (Guided by Voices, Shudder to Think), Tom Verlaine (Television), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, Tinted Windows), Josh Lattanzi (The Candles, The Lemonheads, Ben Kweller), Mike Garson (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins)

Writer: Anthony May
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