Grace Ives

07.18: Grace Ives brings lo-fi synthpop to Elsewhere

Lo-fi synthpop artist Grace Ives released her second album -- appropriately titled 2nd -- this past April. It received critical acclaim from sites like Pitchfork, where writer Sasha Geffen compared Ives' music to LCD Soundsystem for its tracks' electronic backbeats and succinct length. The album could attract resonate with the fans of James Murphy's band, but also folks into Ariel Pink, or Slingshot Dakota -- or any artist or band with a knack for sharp songwriting and explorative musical arrangements. Ives will perform on July 18th at Elsewhere on a bill with UK-based soul artist Tirzah; go discover both artists for yourself if you haven't yet. Take a listen to Ives' "Icing on the Cake" below. - Will Sisskind