Lydia hit a deer recently in PA. The band is OK, but will be forced to continue their tour acoustic.
BlogSeems like we've written more updates about us getting into freak accidents/wrecks, than i have about anything else. We are starting to think that we are apparently cursed or something....really. Last night we were fortunate enough to make it out all okay after hitting a HUGE deer on an interstate in PA. It completely shredded our engine but luckily didnt completely total it. We are currently in a rental car on the way to our trailer to grab what we cant fit to head to Chicago. We're going to continue the tour acoustic and ride with the other bands until we can get our can fixed to...
Anton Djamoos on 10/30/08 - 08:43 PM
Update: The chat is now over. We'd like to thank Lydia for taking the time out of their busy schedules to chat. Don't forget to pick up their major label debut, Illuminate, in stores tomorrow.

Lydia will be chatting in this thread at approximately 6 p.m. EST. Come in and discuss Illuminate (rerelease in stores tomorrow), their recent tour with The Dear Hunter, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 10/20/08 - 02:55 PM
Lydia will be chatting on AP.net tomorrow, Monday, October 20, at 6 p.m. EST.
Anton Djamoos on 10/19/08 - 09:24 AM
Lydia have posted a video of their tour with The Dear Hunter, Eye Alaska, and You, Me and Everyone We Know, which can be seen in the replies.

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Anton Djamoos on 10/05/08 - 06:56 PM
Dates for Copeland's tour with support from Lovedrug, Lydia, and Lights have been announced.
Dates10/21 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (No Lights)
10/22 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club (Downstairs Lounge) (No Lights)
10/23 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre (No Lights)
10/24 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10/25 - Danbury, CT - Heirlooms Arts Theatre
10/26 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East (Downstairs)
10/27 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/29 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
10/30 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
10/31 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
11/01 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
11/02 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
11/03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theater
Steve Henderson on 09/03/08 - 10:16 PM
Lydia will be signing to Universal/Motown Records today.
Press ReleaseLinc Star is proud to announce that Lydia will be signing to Universal/Motown Records today, August 25, 2008. Stay tuned for Lydia's Major Label debut, Illuminate, coming this fall. Also be sure to keep updated on Lydia's myspace for upcoming tour dates, as they will be supporting a major tour this fall.

We will continue to expand out artists' development with the exciting addition of Mercy Mercedes to our family.
Anton Djamoos on 08/25/08 - 10:04 AM
Lydia have posted a new video all about their tour with The Dear Hunter. Check it out in the replies.

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Anton Djamoos on 08/07/08 - 07:32 AM
Lydia have posted "Fate" on their myspace.

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Joe DeAndrea on 08/05/08 - 08:37 AM
In the replies, you'll find acoustic videos of "I Woke Up Near The Sea" and "Stay Awake" from Lydia to celebrate their nearing tour dates with The Dear Hunter. There's a third video too - an amazing cover song - hidden somewhere on this little 'ol website. Whoever finds said video first will win two tickets to their date of the tour. Hints are in the replies. Happy searching!
Julia Conny on 07/25/08 - 05:16 PM
Before Lydia hits the road with The Dear Hunter, they wanted to show off a little something. In the replies, you'll find an intro video and an intimate live version of "This Is Twice Now". And somewhere else in AP.net land, there is a special acoustic cover. Now what and where could it be? Maybe I'll leave a hint in the replies...
Julia Conny on 07/22/08 - 08:26 PM
The Dear Hunter, Lydia, You Me and Everyone We Know and Eye Alaska will be touring together in August. Dates are contained within a promo video from Lydia, which you can watch in the replies.
Julia Conny on 06/20/08 - 01:45 PM
According to this venue, The Dear Hunter will be headlining a tour this Summer with Lydia, Eye Alaska, and You, Me, and Everyone We Know.

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Joe DeAndrea on 06/18/08 - 08:41 AM
Lydia has posted an update on their myspace profile.
Message From the BandHello to all of you out there lurking abouts our corner of the myspace universe! Or maybe our planet. It's been awhile, some of you might be wondering what the hell it is we're doing. What exactly are we up to, you say? We can't exactly say where our muse takes us next, but it's taking us somewhere and hopefully he/she/it will arrive in some form in the near future, certainly this decade. As for the road, we have plans of returning to a stage near you in August, and if we missed you on that we are sure to see you in September! I'm sure of it. Until then, we hope to get you guys some footage from a live concert...
Rohan Kohli on 05/31/08 - 07:33 AM
Read my interview with Lydia here.
Jamie Pham on 05/24/08 - 12:10 PM
Lydia has posted a blog saying that they will be unable to finish the rest of their dates with Brighten but will be posting a live set on bamboozletv.com within the next couple weeks.
Message From The BandDear friends, I'm SO sad to announce that we will not be playing the rest of the dates posted for the Brighten tour. We were lucky enough to make it through the entire bamboozle roadshow tour & bamboozle festivals this year with just one van breakdown, but unfortunately after making it this far its back giving us trouble again, not allowing us to continue the last few days of this tour. BUT with that said, we are currently headed to the Stone Pony in NJ to do a live taping TONIGHT of...
Rohan Kohli on 05/07/08 - 08:05 PM
Say Anything, Jacks Mannequin, Finch, Lydia, Metro Station, Rookie of the Year, and The Sleeping have been revealed as bands for this Friday's Hoodwink Festival in NJ. Anyone want to guess who the remaining bands are?
Anton Djamoos on 04/28/08 - 07:41 PM
An AP.net reader had this to report in after attending a recent Lydia show.
Fans Report InI talked to Leighton and Craig from Lydia tonight at the 4/15 show of the Bamboozle Road Show. They said that they're going to be co-headlining a short tour in May with Brighten.

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/15/08 - 09:12 PM
Lydia's new album Illuminate is now available on iTunes.

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/12/08 - 12:29 PM
I will be interviewing Lydia next week so if you have any questions for them, please leave them in the replies.
Jamie Pham on 04/11/08 - 01:50 PM
Tony Pascarella on 03/20/08 - 06:22 AM
Lannen Fall and Mindy of Lydia teamed up to record an acoustic version of Lannen Fall's "Woke Up Screaming", which you can exclusively download and stream on the band's AP.net profile. Lannen Fall also have unveiled their new myspace today that has newly-remastered songs from their EP, Stories, up for stream. Lannen Fall will be performing at an industry showcase in New York City on April 8 which is open to the public, which you can find information on here.
Anton Djamoos on 03/19/08 - 09:27 AM
Today, ten lucky AP.net posters will win a copy of the new Lydia album, Illuminate. If you've made any post in any of these Lydia news threads, keep a watch on your PM inbox or email - you might be a winner. And don't forget, Illuminate officially hits the streets March 18th.
Julia Conny on 03/14/08 - 12:50 PM
Austin Gibbs & The States (feat. Loren Brinton, formerly of Lydia) has posted a few demos on their myspace, and announced an appearance at this year's Bamboozle Left festival, as well as shows with the Presidents of the United States of America, Alive In Wild Paint, and Lydia; the dates can be seen here.
Rohan Kohli on 03/12/08 - 03:43 PM
Million Dolla Bill is back with co-host Danielle Bluetarp in this week's scoop of BamboozleTV/AP.net News, with special correspondent Frank Redtarp coming in with tales of sabotage from The Break Contest. And, don't forget, in exactly one week, Lydia will release their new album, Illuminate.
Julia Conny on 03/11/08 - 03:44 PM
No one, yeah no one could ever wait for you. I'll wait for you, love, in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 03/04/08 - 10:11 PM
Lydia has revamped their myspace page.
Julia Conny on 02/28/08 - 06:21 PM
Lydia has posted a new song titled "I Woke Up Near The Sea" on the band's myspace

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Brad Streeter on 02/18/08 - 02:31 PM
On Monday, you will be able to pre-order Lydia's new album, Illuminate. The pre-order package will include the album, a limited edition poster, and an mp3 of a previously unreleased track, "Your Taste is My Attention". They have also announced two record release shows in support of the album in Phoenix, AZ at Modified on March 28th and 29th. A limited number of tickets have been held for Lydia fans and will be available through a special presale going on right now. Get them here.
Anton Djamoos on 02/15/08 - 06:32 PM
If you're as stoked about Lydia's upcoming album, Illuminate, as we are, check out a clip of "This Is Twice Now" in a video in the replies.

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Tony Pascarella on 02/15/08 - 04:08 AM
Lannen Fall will be doing a radio interview with Lassell College Radio in about fifteen minutes and will be premiering their new song that they recorded with guest vocals by Mindy of Lydia called "Woke Up Screaming" (acoustic). To listen to the new song when it premieres, go here.
Paul Tao on 02/04/08 - 02:04 PM
Lannen Fall are currently remixing their EP with John Naclerio, and it will include an acoustic version of "Woke Up Screaming" featuring Mindy White of Lydia.
Paul Tao on 01/30/08 - 02:05 PM
In a special studio video showing at BamboozleTV, Lydia discusses their upcoming album and the recording process. You can also hear clips of new material. Illuminate will see an official release date of March 18th on Linc Star Records.
Julia Conny on 01/07/08 - 04:38 PM
Lydia have posted an update regarding their new record, Bamboozle, and additional touring plans.
Message from the Bandhello everyone !

it's been a while since an update, so we thought we'd shoot some new things your way.
first and foremost, the new CD "Illuminate" is officially mastered and DONE ! It is set to be released in February of 2008 and we all really anxious for you guys to finally hear it.
...........and word on the street is that santa JUST MIGHT deliver a brand new new song from our album to our myspace just in time for christmas ! ;0)

as for tour & shows goes:

december 20, 2008
chain reaction in anaheim, california
w/ others tba
holiday benefit show
december 21st 2008
Julia Conny on 12/13/07 - 04:22 PM
Lydia will release their sophomore album, Illuminate, in spring of 2008 through artist development label Linc Star Records. An extensive tour schedule is in the works.

Track Listing
1. This is Twice Now
2. A Fine Evening for a Rogue
3. I Woke Up Near the Sea
4. Hospital
5. Fate
6. Sleep Well
7. Stay Awake
8. All I See
9. One More Day
10. ...Ha Yeah It Got Pretty Bad
11. Now the One You Once Loved is Leaving
Julia Conny on 12/06/07 - 05:33 PM
Lydia have unveiled the schedule for their forthcoming headlining tour, on which the quintet will receive support from Umbrellas. Furthermore, the group are currently recording their next full-length release, which is expected to hit shelves in March of next year via an unannounced record label.
Tour DatesSeptember 19, 2007 - The Marquis Theater - Denver, Colorado
September 20, 2007 - Solid Ground - Salt Lake City, Utah
September 21, 2007 - The Venue - Boise, Idaho
September 22, 2007 - El Corazon - Seattle, Washington
September 24, 2007 - Satryricon - Portland, Oregon
September 25, 2007 - The Underground Cafe - Roseville, California
September 26, 2007 - Bottom of the Hill - San...
Brandon Allin on 09/18/07 - 12:52 PM
Lydia and drummer Loren Brinton have parted ways; check below for a message from Loren.
Message From Lorenhello hello.
This is Loren writing to tell you all of whats going on in lydia world.
As of this past week I will no longer be playing drums for lydia. Living a normal life and Not being in this band has been something i have been thinking about for quite a while now and we as a whole have decided that at this point in our lives and careers, the best move for the band would be for me to move on and for the rest of the band to keep going. soooo thats kind of it, My normal life starts now, No hard feelings between any of us in the band, We are all still friends, i love the leighton,...
Rohan Kohli on 07/29/07 - 06:26 PM
Lydia has announced that they will be touring with Danger:Radio after Bamboozle; dates will be available shortly.
Rohan Kohli on 04/15/07 - 04:32 PM
Mindy White will be re-joining Lydia on their upcoming tour.
Lydia Tour DatesApr 21 2007 7:00P The Rock w/ The Matches Tucson, Arizona
Apr 23 2007 7:00P The High Ground w/ The Matches Metarie, Louisiana
Apr 24 2007 7:00P The Beta Bar w/ The Matches Tallahassee, Florida
Apr 25 2007 7:00P 1982 Bar w/ The Matches Gainesville, Florida
Apr 26 2007 6:00P Revolution W/ Cartel Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Apr 27 2007 7:00P The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 28 2007 7:00P Rockettown w/ The Matches Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 30 2007 7:00P Fresh Brewed Coffee House W/ The Matches Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 1 2007 7:00P New Brookland Tavern w/The Matches Columbia, South Carolina
May 2 2007...
Rohan Kohli on 04/07/07 - 06:35 PM
Head to the replies to check out a big update from Lydia.
Rohan Kohli on 04/04/07 - 10:00 PM
Lydia have updated us on the medical condition of Leighton (singer).
Message from the Bandhello hello friends
how is everyone doing on this beautiful sunday?
its 80 degrees in arizona, feelin pretty warm for this time of the year but im not complaining.
leighton is now home from the hospital, he will need some time for recovery for sure but hes on his way. thanks so much again to everyone for all your support . we really appreciate it.
we will be doing some more writing while we are home and will be back out on the road as soon as possible.
thanks again
and we love you

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Tony Pascarella on 03/12/07 - 05:52 AM
Head to the replies to check out a new video update from Lydia.
Rohan Kohli on 03/06/07 - 02:39 PM
An update on Leighton of Lydia's condition can be found below.
Message From The bandthe internal bleeding is being caused by 3 ulcers inside is stomach, and the damage to the asophagus from the massive amounts of throwing up and dry heaving he was doing.
early friday morning one of the ulcers burst and he had to go into emergency surgery to get it fixed up, he is now back in icu and last i heard is currently in stable condition. i wish i knew a little more, but his parents phones dont work in the hospital so we take the updates when we can get them. as soon as i hear more i will let you know. once again, thanks so much for all your support, thoughts and prayers, it really does mean the...
Rohan Kohli on 03/04/07 - 10:31 PM
Lydia has been forced to drop off their current tour with The Spill Canvas due to a serious illness in the band; please keep Leighton in your thoughts and prayers.
Message From The BandI don't really know what to say right now really. I'm writing this from my sidekick in the middle of nowhere illinois. We are driving home from ohio, halfway through an amazing tour with our friends the spill canvas. Extremely bummed right now to say the least. The last few days leighton has picked up some sort of a stomach virus flu type of sickness and has been incredibly sick, but manned up and played the shows even thought he was not feeling up to it at all. Then last night he started to feel a bit...
Rohan Kohli on 02/28/07 - 07:52 PM
The Spill Canvas and Lydia will be doing a short run together at the end of February / early March:
Tour DatesFeb 26 2007 6:00P The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Feb 27 2007 6:00P The Basement Columbus, Ohio
Feb 28 2007 6:00P Arlington Heights Campus Forest Arlington Heights, Illinois
Mar 1 2007 6:00P The Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 2 2007 6:00P The Rock Omaha, Nebraska
Mar 3 2007 6:00P House of Rock Fargo, North Dakota
Mar 4 2007 6:00P Ramkota Annex Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Rohan Kohli on 02/09/07 - 04:02 PM
The Spill Canvas and Lydia will be doing a string of shows together at the end of February; dates will be announced shortly.
Rohan Kohli on 01/24/07 - 09:07 PM
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