Monday, August 31, 2009

The Black Sea

alrighty folks. sorry its been like a million years since i've written on this thing. lots of new ventures on the horizon. as most of you have probably read columbia and i have parted ways. don't fret, nothing terrible happened. i really enjoyed releasing neptune city with them and all of the help with touring and promo that they gave me. i learned a lot and am definitely grateful for the doors that they opened for me with my career. they gave me a great jumpoff and tis only the beginning. in the end, we just were not a good fit anymore. regardless, the record is ready to be recorded. we are talking to a few good labels that i really like and respect and will have some news to report to you guys shortly on that front so hang tight bunnies.
in the meantime, the black sea (chris, tony, brad and eytan) have been hard at work tweeking the arrangements of songs old and new. and there are lots of new songs! just getting ready for our webster hall show with our friend rhett miller. and our october tour with our carolinian brethren, the avett brothers! we'll also be doing a few solo headlining shows during that tour as well. we'll announce them as soon as they're confirmed.
here are the dates we have so far and you can get tickets online or at the venues. you'll notice that when you buy tickets for us with the avetts online we might not be listed as we are the opening act but i assure you, we're on there. so here ya go:
Sep 19 2009 8:00P
Webster Hall New York, New York
Oct 18 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 20 2009 8:00P
Englert Theater Iowa City, Iowa
Oct 21 2009 8:00P
The Barrymore Theater Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
The Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois
Oct 29 2009 8:00P
Keith Albee Theatre Huntington, West Virginia
Oct 30 2009 8:00P
Louisville Palace Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee

also, in the upcoming weeks i'm gonna put little band member profiles up on this blog to get you aquainted with the black sea. they are all awesome, talented and funny guys so i'm really looking forward to you guys getting to know them onstage and on blog. haha!
i'll also be posting some lyrics to some of the new songs. i can't post any demos yet but we'll figure something out. in the meantime to that, here is a link to some new songs from our recent bellhouse show:

hope you enjoy! can't wait to see you all out at the shows and i'll be hollerin at ya real soon. this week i'm singing at PETTY FEST! its at the bowery ballroom this thursday. tickets are still available but going fast. we're singing petty songs all night. also singing are adam green, members of the strokes, fountains of wayne, the mooney suzuki, the pierces, russell simmons (blues explosion), hymns and many others. its gonna be a blast. ok i'm off now to memorize way too many tom petty songs. oy!


DaveCromwell said...

Hey - thanks for this blog! Always great to read what Nicole Atkins and now her Black Sea are up to!

Looking forward to the song lyrics and eventual links to demos and things.

Love the videos!

Anonymous said...

Waaaah! No California dates? *sigh* It's good to see you movin' onward and upward. I look forward to the new album!

Greg McGarvey said...

new LP new LP new LP new LP new LP!

also, Fun Fact: your Ben is the only Michael Jackson representation in my entire music library. so, ya know, i'm pretty much looking to you to be my ersatz Michael Jackson... hope that's not too much pressure. :P

Corey said...

Any ETA on the release date of the new album? Can't wait!

Bill said...

Thanks, Nicole, for the informative and funny post. It's so nice to have you back online with wonderful and exciting news regarding the Black Sea, your new music and everything else that your loyal fans cannot get enough of. :-)

Can't wait for the new album and hope to see one of your upcoming shows!

S.J. Dibai said...

Oh my God, I can't believe it, an artist I like has parted ways with a major label! Oh man, that never happens!

Seriously, Nicole, whoever releases the new record and however it's released, I'm looking forward to it. I hope you and the Black Sea come to Philly soon (or at least somehwere in Jersey that someone without a car can get to and from). I will try not to wear the "Nicole Atkins & The Sea" pin you gave me many moons ago.

bilby767 said...

Here in Australia they've just started showing 'Later with Jolls Holland. First show up was the one with Metallica, Carla Bruni and you. On the strength of your performance I logged on to iTunes & bought the album.

Any chance of a tour down under?