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Unearth

by Alexia Avina

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1.
Cups 02:47 video
Thirst in my pocket Turns like a faucet Anger, I earned the Burns just to show it Oh, I know it, I know Oh, I know what I know Churning so that wheel spins Dirtying my mind’s lens You can say what you want to but that won’t make you listen You can say what you want to but that won’t make you listen
2.
Inner Garden 03:29
Why’s it always have to go there Fretting that I’ll lose the road there Angle from the inner garden All my edges start to darken In time, we’ll see eye to eye Came in like a raging comet And I was on the other side of it Where are all the other roses And who decides when we’re unfrozen?
3.
Oooh, and that wasn’t it
4.
Fit Into 03:21 video
Fit into him I wanna try, I wanna try I wanna glow
5.
Fixing the fate of it You talk to me like you would one of your lovers I love - It fits around my nape and crown I wouldn’t have minded But you talk to me like you would one of your lovers I love it I, would I be lying if I talked to you like you do to me in jest? I can’t deny it I love watching you live I would be lying if - I can’t deny it
6.
Walk a Line 03:05
I walk a line When I walk out Keep it in mind I’m never proud To keep his with mine Though I know how To reach all the fruit
7.
I wouldn’t go as far as that You’re not bad Sometimes I blame you though You know I blame you though Sometimes I blame you though You’re not bad
8.
When all the falling stars they happen When all the falling starts to happen They want me to restart where I left They want me to restart where I left Angled around my heart like heaven He breaks my world apart and I have Patiently waited for the intent Anxiously pulled apart the unrest
9.
Feeding that beast I wouldn’t know And when I held him I thought I was holding gold
10.
Synth Jam 04:17
11.
Night Sky 03:40
In the open field We stared up at it as it grew Hand in frozen hand, I wished that the stars would remain true Isn’t this the most human thing to do? If he could ask me one thing It would be the force that would change As I stared up at him the trees swayed down his back and I knew Isn’t this the most human thing to do? The night sky connecting what is left of me and you

about

Alexia Avina is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born and raised in Southeast Asia, previously based in Montreal and now living in rural Massachusetts, whose heavenly music is rooted in ambient, folk and dreampop traditions. Her new album Unearth will be released on CDR, cassette and digital platforms on October 9, 2020 jointly by Lost Map Records and, in North America, by Topshelf Records. It’s preceded by the single ‘Fit Into’, a track which captures much about what makes her so special – minimal, arrhythmic and tempo-based looping, ethereal melodic hooks, beauty, spaciousness and restraint. ‘Fit Into’ has received support from Paste, GoldFlakePaint and Clash among others.

Alexia Avina’s debut solo album Betting on an Island was released in February 2018 on Never Content, followed by her second album All That I Can’t See in March 2019. She also makes music as one half of ambient synth duo Best Fern. After recording Unearth at Breakglass Studios, Montreal together with a coterie of friends from the local music scene including Cedric Noel (bass), Nick Schofield (synth), Evan Tighe (drums, mastering), Justin Wright (cello) and Tim Gowdy (mixing, engineering), Alexia connected with Lost Map Records online, leading to her becoming the label’s first North American signing. Inspired by the visceral lyricism of Fiona Apple, the ambient electronica of Ai Aso, Sea Oleena and Hiroshi Yoshimura, the gauzy alt-folk of Lotte Kestner and the experimental sound collages of Kria Brekkan, Unearth is an utterly intoxicating listen – a kaleidoscopic swirl of textures and emotions, a record to get lost in again and again.

“While I consider Betting on an Island my ‘break-up’ album, Unearth is its aftermath,” explains Alexia. “It is about sifting through those layers of looking back through hurt and sadness and anger, and emerging with something new and calloused, or something soft and raw. It is about that very unique period of being alone again and trying to find your way back to yourself through other people. The majority of these songs are about my experiences with various connections I made at the time and the ways in which old patterns and insecurities still dutifully resurfaced as a reminder of what truly was mine.”

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released October 9, 2020

Alexia Avina - guitar, vocals, additional synth on synth jam
Evan Tighe - drums, mastering
Nick Schofield - synth, piano
Cedric Noel - bass
Tim Gowdy - engineering, mixing

Breakglass Studios, Montreal, QC, Canada

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