One eskimO (CD Review with guest reviewer Not-So-Bebe Girl Autumn)5/30/2010 12:06:00 PM
Time for a little something different here .. a sundry, if you like ... don't worry, though, it's a GOOD something different.
I recently received a CD to review. From a band that I'd not heard of before. Once I listened to the CD and read up on the group, I was SURPRISED that I had not heard of them. Not-So-Bebe Girl Autumn (who is more into Korean boy bands than almost anything else) HAD heard of them .. but wasn't really familiar with their music.
The group is One eskimO, an acclaimed English band with singer-songwriter Kristian Leontiou, guitarist Pete Rinaldi, bassist (and horns) by Jamie Sefton, and drummer Adam Falkner.
There is not ONE SINGLE "yuck, why is THAT there?" song on this entire CD! I kid you not; the sound is mellow, kind of jazzy/acoustic/urban, very smooth and very unique. My personal favorite is "All Balloons", but there are a couple of close runners-up for my favorite song on the CD.
Not-So-Bebe Girl Autumn's Take: The CD has a really mellow feel to it. It would be great to listen to around a bonfire or on a roadtrip as well. I let some friends AND some of my teachers (who are in their 20's and 30's) listen to it and "Hometime", "Kandi" and "UFO", and "Astronauts" were mutual favorites. I am definitely spreading the word about them through my friends! I loved it!
Now, Not-So-Bebe Girl Autumn is a tough reviewer; if she doesn't like something, she's pretty vocal about it.
You likely HAVE heard "Kandi" before, even if you don't know who sings it. It was featured on the TV show Bones. The band even appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show in March. They have been a Starbucks "Pick" of the Week" and played at Coachella. They've done so much more that I would take up an entire blog page listing all of their accomplishments.
Listen to this video to judge for yourself (if your browser doesn't support embedding, just follow this link to watch the video).
Honestly, their music is great no matter what your age.
Guess what? You can catch them on tour now through August 14th!
Guess what else? You can download "Astronauts" FREE on their Twitter channel!
Here's an awesome animated version of "Kandi":
One eskimO - "Kandi" edit from Shangri-La Music on Vimeo.
I know by now that you want more info! Here's how to find out more:
Visit the One eskimO website
Check One eskimO out on Facebook
Visit the One eskimO YouTube channel (you'll get to see them on their current tour!)
Like music downloads rather than a physical CD? You can download the DELUXE version of their CD on ITunes!
I think that you'll be hearing and seeing much more about this band as time goes on. Actually, I can almost guarantee it!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary CD to review through my relationship with One2One Network. No other form of compensation was received, and I was not required to post a positive review.