Thursday, May 13, 2010

One eskimO Debut CD Review & Giveaway


*Giveaway is now closed. I will announce winner soon!*
I love music. All kinds. I'm always interested in hearing new artists and bands. When the One2One Network gave me the opportunity to listen to and review the debut album of One eskimO, I was excited for the chance.

Here's a little information on the band...

One eskimO is from England, fronted by singer-songwriter Kristian Leontiou and includes musicians Pete Rinaldi (guitar), Jamie Sefton (bass, horns) and Adam Falkner (drums). They toured with Tori Amos and Gomez in 2009 and start their tour with Michael Franti and Spearhead tomorrow. Their performance at Coachella this year drew in nearly 1200 fans as they opened the festival day on Sunday.

They've been described by Billboard Magazine as "...catchy, ambient pop" and I totally agree. I popped in the cd yesterday while I was working at the computer and I really loved their sound. It's perfect for listening while you're working, either at the computer or around the house. And even though we're calling it "ambient", that doesn't mean it's sleepy. It just sets a wonderfully "chill" atmosphere. It's a nice, relaxing listen. It's difficult for me to choose an artist or band they remind me of though. In one moment, I'll hear a little Dave Matthews and in the next I'll hear some Coldplay influence. One eskimO is definitely not a copycat band though. They have a really unique sound that's cool and modern. I'm really digging this album. (Yes, I'm listening to it again today!)

Their hit single, "Kandi" was a Starbucks "Pick of the Week" in September and was just licensed by the TV Show, Bones.



One of my favorite tracks on the album is Astronauts and you can download this one free by sharing on Twitter here. It's a great album that really sets the mood. I hope you'll check it out!

Track listing:

Hometime
Astronauts
Kandi
Slip
Simple Day
Givin Up
Chocolate
All Balloons
Chosen One
UFO
Amazing


Buy it! : The album is available in Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and Borders. It is also available online on Itunes and at Amazon.com.

Win it!: One reader will win their own copy of One eskimO's debut cd and a band tshirt! (Isn't it adorable?! I'm jealous! I want one!)

Mandatory Entry: You must leave a comment telling me about another band I might like or what your favorite band is!

Extra Entries: You may do any or all of these to gain extra entries. (Make sure you've done the mandatory entry though, or these won't count.) Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

-- Follow me on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
-- Subscribe to Jodibee Designs via email (1 entry)
-- Like One eskimO on Facebook (1 entry)
-- Follow Jodibee Designs on twitter Tweet this giveaway:

"Enter to win One eskimO's debut cd & tshirt at @JodibeeDesigns! http://tinyurl.com/2dsjaeq" (1 entry)
*you may tweet as often as you like, but you'll only receive 1 entry*

Rules:
U.S. entries only, please. Giveaway ends May 21st at 11:59pm EST. Be sure and include your email address in your comment (if it's not public on your profile) so I can notify you if you win. I will choose 1 winner using random.org and notify the winner by email. They will then have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will have to choose another winner.

Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to review this cd and hold this giveaway through my membership with the One2One Network. I was given a free copy of the listed cd to review. I was given no other compensation and the opinions here are solely mine.

36 comments:

Kayla said...

My favorite singer is Ben Rector, he has such an amazing voice!

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Kayla said...

I follow your blog.

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Kayla said...

I am subscribed via email.

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Kayla said...

I have liked One EskimO on facebook.

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Kayla said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted.

http://twitter.com/Disney_Kayla/status/14157752764

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Kristen said...

I recently started listening to Rebecca Loebe and I really like her.

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Randolph County Antique Club said...

my favorite artist (right now - i change a lot!!!) is rich mullins. incredible song writer.
thanks!!
melissa
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tree said...

i'm old school, i still love REM and Indigo girls. :)

thanks for the chance!

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tree said...

i follow on google friend connect!

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tree said...

i follow on twitter and tweeted!

http://twitter.com/patchouligirl91/status/14301188110

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tree said...

i'm an email subscriber!

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Traci66 said...

I am a follower via GFC
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I simply love Ozzy Osbourne
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Diana D said...

I'm going to show my age here but one of my favorite band group was the Beatles. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

I'm now a follow with Google Friend Connect. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Flufferwuffer said...

My favorite band is Mindless Self Indulgence, but I highly doubt anyone here would like them!

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Flufferwuffer said...

I'm a follower through Google Friend Connect (from Friendly Friday. Thanks for stopping at my blog!)

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Julie said...

REO Speedwagon and AC/DC :)

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Julie said...

follow your blog

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Julie said...

like one eskimo-Julie A Scott Laws

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SquirrelQueen said...

I like all types of music but my favorites are Bon Jovi and AC/DC.

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm currently your newest follower on GFC.

Lynda said...

My favorite band is Fine Frenzy, I love their song Almost Lover.


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Lynda said...

I follow you on GFC!

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Lynda said...

I subscribe to your emails....

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Lynda said...

I like One eskimO on Facebook

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Lynda said...

I follow Jodibee Designs on twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

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Sarah Lynne said...

There was a local band in this area (massachusetts) that was called Traveling Matt. They sang alot like Dave Matthews. I really liked their music. Not sure where they went though!!!

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Sarah Lynne said...

I am a follower

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Sarah Lynne said...

I am a twitter follower

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Sarah Lynne said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/SarahsBlogOfFun/statuses/14462269857

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Deb K said...

I still listen to all the older Rhythm and Blues.

I was listening to Aaron Neville today~I love his voice :-)

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Deb K said...

I follow you too!


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Deb K said...

Email subscriber now too!


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Deb K said...

I Like One eskimO

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