*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!
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!)
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.
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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.