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Arc Iris



Biography

After releasing two ambitious studio albums and relentlessly touring for the last three years, Providence, Rhode Island–based, avant-rock trio Arc Iris is ready to unveil its next project to the world— a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s seminal album Blue. Whereas acoustic guitars and minimal arrangements are some of the hallmarks of Mitchell’s original recording, Arc Iris’s interpretation mixes the sounds of symphonic analogue synths, heavy drum beats, and sampling, while the iconic songs themselves are never swallowed up by the tide of these inventive arrangements. Arc Iris began as a solo project by Jocie Adams, a former member of The Low Anthem. 

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Video 11/10/2017: Arc Iris

After releasing two ambitious studio albums and relentlessly touring for the last three years, Providence, Rhode Island–based, avant-rock trio Arc Iris is ready to unveil its next project to the world— a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s seminal album Blue. Whereas acoustic guitars and minimal arrangements are some of the hallmarks of Mitchell’s original recording, Arc Iris’s interpretation mixes the sounds of symphonic analogue synths, heavy drum beats, and sampling, while the iconic songs themselves are never swallowed up by the tide of these inventive arrangements. Arc Iris began as a solo project by Jocie Adams, a former member of The Low Anthem. 

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