Alyeska

Live Review: Miya Folick at Bootleg Theater 12/03

We got into the Bootleg Theater for Miya Folick's EP release party thinking it'd be a pretty intimate gig. Some people trailed in as the sound guy checked levels with his iPad, but it looked sparse. No one was staking claim to the tables in front of the bar stage.

Then, five minutes before the set, a flash mob fashionably swarmed out of the theater end. It was lit.

Shannon Lay of Feels started the night with songs from her solo debut Holy Heartache while Alaska Reid (Alyeska) traded banter and set fire with her newest single "Medicine River". Miya Folick's performance, enhanced with the visuals of Vinyl Williams, drew a crowd so tight the photographers could barely move around. Lena Fayre's ethereal voice drew the night to a close with songs from her summer EP "Is There Only One?" Shoutout to Liv Marsico (Liphemra) for spinning in-between sets (we did cry), and we think we caught a glimpse of Jeremy Katz (Froth, HOTT MT)? That was tight.

Check our Instagram @TheDeliLA for more pictures from the show, and catch Miya again at The Satellite on December 17th for a benefit show with Mereki and Madi Diaz! - Ryan Mo, photo: Michelle McCausland

   

Alyeska releases powerful new track "Medicine River"

Alyeska is the recording moniker of Alaska Reid, a Montana native now based in LA with a dry, brittle-as-fine-glass vocal tonality reminiscent of contemporaries like Sharon Van Etten and Laura Marling. Her latest single, "Medicine River", is a drifting anthem that soars with an emotional freedom that allows her to cleanse herself thoroughly from all wounds. Produced by recording mastermind John Agnello, the track’s jagged guitar lines and thumping snares are accented with a newfound clarity that follows the song’s theme to move the story forward.

You can catch Alyeska play an acoustic show at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs on October 15th, followed by a full band show at the Study on October 16th.