I am excited about two things: the weekend and Nicole Atkins & The Sea.
This week has been dragging on, perhaps because summer is a mere week of classes away? Who knows, but Friday is here and it is by far the best day of the week. A good thing about Friday, aside from it being the gateway to temporary academic freedom, is the fact that I came across a really talented singer.
Nicole Atkins impressed me with her catchy songs and soothing voice. If the pop blend of Jenny Lewis and the somber tone of Chan Marshall were ever combined, I am pretty positive this would be the resulting sound (and the looks, she is very attractive). I want to call her a crooner that deserves to be at a piano bar making middle aged men sob. Atkins has a knack for creating dreamy melodies and elegant vocals, that even made Rolling Stone put her on the 10 Artists To Watch In 2006 list.
Not a bad list to make with a debut album on the way. Be sure to check out her site for more musical delicacies.
Unrelated to Ms. Atkins, I’ve noticed every time I post something about/related to The Flaming Lips‘ latest endeavor, At War With The Mystics, the comments tend to get as heated as an abortion argument. A lot of Mystics haters I am finding, although I love the new album. In the last Lips post I found a pretty argumentatively flared comment left by Matt in responses to Charles’ (linked) album review.
I’ll let you check it out for yourself, but I had a pretty good chuckle over it. Enjoy the rest of Friday and treat yourself to some AMAZING Ray LaMontagne B-Sides, posted by good ole’ Heather. Her blog just gets better and better, eh?
PS. Contest(s) coming soon..