"Java Blend" Live Event: Snowblink on 4/5/13

Apr 4, 2013

Credit Simone Rubi

On Friday, April 5th at 2 PM at Iowa City's downtown Java House, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with Snowblink.

The group will perform live and talk about their body of work. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were MGMT) to the current acclaimed duo with Dan Goldman (Luxury Pond). Snowblink quickly became "one of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene" (CBC), opening for Jeff Tweedy, Owen Pallett, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Hidden Cameras on extended tours throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.

In September of 2012, the group released its latest effort, Inner Classics, named for an ancient text about Chinese medicine. These nine songs represent Snowblink frontwoman Daniela Gesundheit's first material since moving to Canada from the band's original home base of San Francisco. These new compositions were written in a cottage on Lake Erie in winter, an attic studio in Toronto in the early spring, and a guest house in Malibu, California in the summer while listening to a live feed of whales singing off the coast of Maui.