Ida (3)

Ida (3)

Formed in 1992 by the core duo of singers/guitarists Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell, Ida is an indie folk-pop act hailing from New York. Littleton emerged in 1985 as a member of the Annapolis, Maryland-based punk group the Hated; after their 1989 demise, he continued in a series of bands including Three Shades of Dirty, Choke, and Slack, which also featured future Tsunami frontwoman Jenny Toomey. Mitchell, meanwhile, began performing as one half of an acoustic duo with singer/songwriter (and fellow Brown University alum) Lisa Loeb. Both Mitchell and Littleton later played on Loeb's breakthrough hit "Stay," which became a smash hit during the same year as Ida's debut.

Tales of Brave Ida After signing to Toomey's Simple Machines label, Ida introduced their sound in 1994 with Tales of Brave Ida, a luminous collection of languid, minimalist pop songs. Following the addition of Littleton's brother Michael (formerly of Baltimore's Hassassins) on drums, they returned in 1996 with the stunning I Know About You. The addition of Beekeeper bassist Karla Schickele preceded 1997's brilliant Ten Small Paces, and that same lineup resurfaced a year later with an EP, Losing True. While still a member of Ida, Dan Littleton also played in Liquorice with Toomey and His Name Is Alive's Trey Many; additionally, he and Mitchell were wed in late 1999, shortly after brother Michael's exit from the group. Following an ill-fated major label stay at Capitol, Ida finally released the full-length Will You Find Me on the Tiger Style imprint in the summer of 2000. A year later, the group returned with The Braille Night. The remix album Shhh.... was Ida's only full-length release until 2005, when Polyvinyl issued Heart Like a River. Three years later, the group released their seventh album, Lovers Prayers, as well as an intimate EP entitled My Fair, My Dark.


Ida (3) Discography Tracks


Ida (3) Tales Of Brave Ida (Album) Simple Machines US 1994 Sell This Version
Ida (3) I Know About You (Album) Simple Machines, Simple Machines, Simple Machines US 1996 Sell This Version
Ida (3) Ten Small Paces (Album) Simple Machines US 1997 Sell This Version
BIN 005 Ida (3) Losing True(CD, Album) Bingo (7) BIN 005 US 1998 Sell This Version
Ida (3) Will You Find Me (Album) Tiger Style Japan 2000 Sell This Version
INS11 Ida (3) Insound Tour Support Series Vol. 11 (Live At Carnegie Hall)(CD, Album, Ltd, Car) Insound INS11 US 2000 Sell This Version
Ida (3) The Braille Night (Album) Tiger Style, Last Affair Records Japan 2001 Sell This Version
TIME-1021 Ida (3) Shhh....(CD) time STEREO TIME-1021 US 2002 Sell This Version
LAR 004 Ida (3) with Low / His Name Is Alive / The Secret Stars Ida (3) with Low / His Name Is Alive / The Secret Stars - Angel Hall(CD) Last Affair Records LAR 004 US 2003 Sell This Version
Ida (3) Heart Like A River (Album) Polyvinyl Record Company Japan 2004 Sell This Version
LAR 006 Ida (3) The Bottom Of The Hill(2xCD) Last Affair Records LAR 006 US 2005 Sell This Version
Ida (3) Lovers Prayers (Album) Polyvinyl Record Company US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SMR 039 Ida (3) It's Not Alright(7") Simple Machines SMR 039 US 1995 Sell This Version
tree 009.1 Ida (3) / The Deadwood Devine* Ida (3) / The Deadwood Devine* - Post Marked Stamps No. 1(7", Single, Ltd) Tree Records tree 009.1 US 1996 Sell This Version
SMR 051 Ida (3) / Beekeeper Ida (3) / Beekeeper - Ida / Beekeeper(7") Simple Machines SMR 051 US 1997 Sell This Version
U-45927M Ida (3) / The Secret Stars Ida (3) / The Secret Stars - Ida / The Secret Stars(7", Single) R. W. (Rob Winslow) U-45927M US 1997 Sell This Version
SMR 055 Ida (3) Poor Dumb Bird(7") Simple Machines SMR 055 US 1997 Sell This Version
TH-001 Portastatic / Ida (3) Portastatic / Ida (3) - Trash Heap(7") Trash Heap TH-001 US 1997 Sell This Version
Vermont / Ida (3) Vermont / Ida (3) - We Only Have Each Other In The Night / Don't Get Sad Long Quiet Highway US 1998 Sell This Version
dbc 249 Ida (3) Wait(CD, Mini) Dark Beloved Cloud dbc 249 US 2005 Sell This Version
Ida (3) My Fair, My Dark EP (EP) Polyvinyl Record Company US 2008 Sell This Version


wb18-19 Ida (3) Rarities: Who Were You Then(2xCD, Comp) Wind Bell wb18-19 Japan 2008 Sell This Version