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LIZ LAMERE

KEEP IT ALIVE

IN THE RED


Format: LP
Cata No: ITR366
Barcode: 759718536614
Format: CD
Cata No: ITR366CD
Barcode: 759718536621
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Liz Lamere has announced her debut album Keep It Alive via In The
Red. After collaborating with late partner Alan Vega (Suicide) for
over three decades on his solo work, and starting out playing drums in
punk bands, she is releasing her own music. All of the music and lyrics
were written and performed by Liz Lamere. It was recorded in her
lower Manhattan apartment during lockdown, engineered by her and
Alan’s son Dante Vega Lamere in the same space where the Suicide
singer constructed his light sculptures. They emerged with a riveting
set of songs that are charged with an irrepressible lust for life and the
feel for the contagious hook. The album was then co-produced and
mixed by Jared Artaud and Liz Lamere, with Ted Young engineering
the mixing sessions and Josh Bonati mastering.
“There’s something very magical about creating music in the same
environment where Alan created his visual art,” notes Lamere. “His
energy is pervasive and is inevitably infused in the recordings.” She
continues: “We were living through unprecedented times and Keep It
Alive took adversity and uncertainty and turned it into a message of
resilience and empowerment.”
The album courses with the defiant energy that motivated Lamere
through her early double life as both Wall Street lawyer and downtown
New York musician before meeting and falling in love with Vega led
to her becoming his manager, creative foil and keyboard manipulator
on solo albums beginning in 1990 (Deuce Avenue, Power On To Zero
Hour, New Raceion, Dujang Prang, 2007, Station, IT) and recently
released lost album Mutator that launched the Vega Vault she curates
with Jared Artaud. After Vega passed away in July 2016, Lamere found
it cathartic writing down thoughts and observations in notebooks.
Simultaneously, she and Artaud started collaborating, overseeing
the mastering of IT and then co-producing and mixing Mutator; and
during this time they naturally discussed an alliance on the solo album
she knew would be forthcoming.
Keep It Alive is an homage to a song on Vega’s New Raceion album
that has significant meaning for Lamere. It was one of the key lines
she would chant on stage, becoming a staple of live performances
with Vega. The vision behind the album is about preserving your own
inner fire. Lamere commented “Alan always encouraged me to make
my own music, and I’ve waited until the time was right as I’ve been
dedicated to preserving Alan’s vision and building his legacy.”

Tracks:

1. Lights Out
2. Stand
3. Sin
4. Heat Beat
5. Subway Cyanide
6. Cruise Screen
7. Freedom?s Last Call

Press:

? Collaborator and partner of Alan Vega?s
(Suicide) debut album
? Performed on Vega?s albums Deuce
Avenue, Power On To Zero Hour, New
Raceion, Dujang Prang, 2007, Station, IT

 

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