San Diego post-rock band ILYA ( have confirmed Tuesday September 30 for the re-release of their third album In Blood (+Bonus Tracks). This is the bands first album of new music in close to a decade and is already proving to be their best work yet.
In Blood is a collection of dark, beautiful songs with deep attention to dynamics and mood, and a precision-like love for the subtleties and silence too often overlooked. A culmination of sounds and words so weighted you feel crushed, yet heightened by a delicate floating layer of hope, that leaves you clawing and scratching for more. Fans of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Warpaint, Swans and Dead Can Dance will find themselves right at home here.
An earlier version of In Blood was released regionally in and around San Diego to much fanfare this past spring. However, this new edition adds two new bonus tracks.
To celebrate the new release, the band has confirmed four California dates including:
Friday August 15, @ Loaded, Los Angeles, Ca
Saturday August 16 @ The Casbah, San Diego, Ca.
Sunday August 17, Doll Hut, Anaheim, Ca.
Saturday September 13, San Diego Music Thing Festival
Additional dates to be announced soon.
ILYA's 2003 debut, Poise is the Greater Architect was an instant global success that led to international tours of Canada, Mexico, Japan, along with sold-out shows across the U.S., and supporting such acts as The Arcade Fire and The Album Leaf. A number of songs off the album have been featured on MTV's The Real World, Road Rules, Sorority Life, as well as a handful of skateboarding videos and independent films.
In 2006, with the departure of Duane Pitre and Hank Morton, the remaining members - Matthew Baker, Geoff Hill, Blanca Fowler and John Mattos - released their sophomore album, Leaving Sans-Souci, introducing a denser sound with greater emphasis on dynamics.  Flash-forward to present day: cue guitarist Demetrius Antuña (previously of Goodbye Blue Monday, KATA, The Dropscience) and Carrie Gillespie Feller (of Street of Little Girls, Tactical Ffever), and ILYA is reborn.

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