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Ioanna Gika (ex-Io Echo) - Stream the New Album

Thalassa Out Now via Sargent House

Apr 05, 2019 Io Echo
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Ioanna Gika was formerly the frontwoman for Los Angeles dark electro shoegaze duo Io Echo, but today she has released her debut solo album, Thalassa, via Sargent House. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Gika’s upcoming tour dates supporting Garbage.

Thalassa includes “Roseate,” its opening track that was shared as a single last October and was one of our Songs of the Week. When the album was announced Gika shared a self-directed video for a new song from it, “Out of Focus” (which also made our Songs of the Week list). Then she shared another song from it, “Swan.”

A previous press release said that Thalassa was “written in Greece during a period of familial grief and romantic dissolution” and that the album “documents an unanchored soul facing nature at its most unforgiving.”

Gika added: “A series of deaths drew me home to Greece. The city of my childhood memories was in disrepair. I drove past painted swastikas towards burial sites. I said goodbyes and grieved for those I didn’t get to say goodbye to. Thalassa is about going through change that is unwanted yet unstoppable. It is a document of the dread, the adrenaline, and the surrender in the moments when you realize the only way to survive is to brace yourself and go through.”

Read our recent Artist Survey interview with Gika.

Ioanna Gika Tour Dates Supporting Garbage:

May 3 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
May 7 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
May 8 Charlotte, NC @ The Filmore
May 16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine

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