Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nicole Atkins Releases New Album + Tour

Nicole Atkins released her new album, Slow Phaser, last week via her own Oh’ Mercy! Records.  While her previous efforts were good (Mondo Amore is one of my favorite albums still), Slow Phaser connects all of the dots.  Atkins has found her groove and put together her strongest work to date.  Check out “Girl You Look Amazing” below.

Nicole Atkins will be hitting the road in support of Slow Phaser.  She’ll be at Bowery Ballroom this Thursday, February 13.  Doors are at 8PM and it’ll cost you $16.  See below for more details and dates.

Arc Iris / Domino Kirke
Thursday, February 13
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Tour Dates

  • 13 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
  • 17 Montreal, ONT @ Divan Orange
  • 18 Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe Tavern
  • 19 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
  • 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
  • 22 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
  • 23 Madison, WI @ High Noon
  • 25 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

  • 1 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
  • 3 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
  • 5 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
  • 6 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 8 Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
  • 12 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
  • 13 – 16 @ SXSW
  • 17 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
  • 21 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
  • 22 Nashville, TN @ High Watt
  • 23 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
  • 25 Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
  • 26 Annapolis, MD @ Ram’s Head
  • 27 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

A neon noir tour de force of hi-def late-night pop, Slow Phaser marks Nicole Atkins’ most ingenious and indelibly modern collection to date. Produced by Tore Johannson – with whom she partnered on her now-classic 2007 debut, Neptune City – the album is a milestone for the acclaimed singer/songwriter, her restless creativity fully realized via the addition of some surprising colors to her already diverse paintbox. Songs like the poptastic “Girl You Look Amazing” and the sultry “Red Ropes” positively swirl with day-glo danceability, the bright hues setting Atkins’ distinctive creative voice in a brilliant and undeniable new light. Bittersweet yet life affirming, Slow Phaser is Nicole Atkins at her confident and unpredictable best – spirited, sexy, and determinedly forward thinking. 
“I wanted to make something that no one’s ever heard before,” she says, “including myself.” 
Inventive and irresistible, Slow Phaser positively radiates with idiosyncrasy and a palpable sense of fully empowered musical discovery. 
“It’s taken me a while to figure out who I really am,” Nicole Atkins says. “Musically, and as a person. It’s constantly changing. I’m not just this one character. I’m an artistic person trying to figure shit out.”