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Announcement: Lia Ices “Love Is Won”

Announcement: Lia Ices “Love Is Won” (photo)

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We have both good and bad news to report about Lia Ices and her intoxicating single, “Love Is Won.” The good news, aside from the free download below, is that Lia was in Rome shooting an intimate video for the song with her boyfriend — and today we’re announcing Jagjaguwar’s “Love Is Won” short video contest to go along with it. Inspired by the personal nature of the Super 8 footage Ices and her boyfriend shot together, Jagjaguwar is inviting fans and filmmakers to tell their own love stories and shoot their own videos for “Love Is Won.” The submissions will be hosted on Jagjaguwar.com, with the winner to be premiered here on IFC!

The bad news, Ices already has a boyfriend. But the Avant-pop chanteuse wants to see your own love story set in motion and shared with the world, just as she has.

“I’m giving into my tendency to want to blur and blend the lines between art and life, and privacy and sharing,” Ices recently said of her work, so it couldn’t be more appropriate now for us all to take a collective peek beneath the proverbial sheets.

Ices, who began playing piano at the age of five released her Jagjaguwar debut, “Grown Unknown,” earlier this year. It featured a duet with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon (on “Daphne”) and the most hauntingly gorgeous voice of the year.

To take part in Lia Ices’ “Love Is Won” contest, send your video love stories to press@jagjaguwar.com. Apart from that, here’s a few key details you need to know:

•Use Lia Ices “Love Is Won” as your soundtrack (download below).
•Partial and full-length videos are eligible, the submission need not be the full 5:23 of the song.
•Videos should be submitted by noon on November 15th.
•All videos submitted will be posted on Jagjaguwar.com
•A winner chosen by IFC and Lia Ices will debut on IFC.com on November 21st.

So off you go, lover, here’s the mp3!

DOWNLOAD: Lia Ices — “Love Is Won”

Let us know what love story you’re working on in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook!

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…