Happy holidays to you and yours. I hope this year has been a total blast for all ya'll. I know it has been for me. Thanks to all of you who bought "Mondo Amore," and came out and partied with us at the shows. We had such a fantastic time touring this record with our buddies the Black Keys and the Avett Brothers, and then doing our own shows and also, my first little solo tour. Seriously, you guys are the blood and gasoline that keep us running and we couldnt be more grateful to get to play these songs for you all.
Good News... my new video for "Hotel Plaster," premiers tomorrow (Friday) via our good friends over at www.rollingstone.com! Check it out! It was directed by the supernaturally talented Mandy Bisesti and stars members of the Black Sea and my roomates, the Ragolia twins. Its a trip down the rabbits hole filmed in the deep dark woods. I hope you guys love it as much as we enjoyed making it. Please share the video, Retweet it, facebook it, messenger pigeon it, etc.
We've got Mondo Amore vinyl and cds, Signed limited edition posters and tshirts over at www.nicoleatkins.com for awesome holiday gifts for your loved ones. Get some!
On a more somber note, our good friend Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers has a daughter who has fallen quite ill. They are collecting donations for little Hallie while she gets better over at St. Judes. Here is a link to the info as to how you can help. http://www.theavettbrothers.com/us/news/my-favorite-gifts-holiday-album-news-bob-crawford
Finally, thanks again for a stellar year with you all out on the road. I'm locking myself away for a couple months to write another album for you all to enjoy. Blessings and tidings to you and yours!
Love and Rockets,
Nicole Lee Atkins
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
We have set sail for our maiden voyage with our trusty new van "Vanna White." About to fall into sleep in Youngstown, Ohio, we prepare for Cleveland, Toledo, Indianapolis with the good ol' Black Keys and Booker T, then on to Bonnaroo! After that we visit our friends in Texas, Nola, Atlanta and Charlotte. Spread the word, the Black Sea is coming for you...