Oct 2011 19

Excerpt from: Move The Crowd: A Report From The Americana Music Awards

The most interesting music I heard in Nashville — or heard about from others’ enthusiastic reports, given the hectic realities of any music fest — resists those conservative tendencies by connecting to the aspects of American roots music that are playful and boundary-pushing. Made by artists who want to move a crowd, not earn its hush reverence, this kind of Americana opens more doors than it closes.

The neo-honky tonk of Hayes Carll and Elizabeth Cook taps into the rabble-rousing outlaw country tradtion to address contemporary issues like the current conflicts in the Middle East, or mostly hidden subjects, like drug addiction’s affect on families. At the other end of the country spectrum, camera-ready ingénue NIKKI LANE follows the lead of self-created characters like Dolly Parton or Bobbie Gentry in creating a sound and image that’s as much about Hollywood as it is about some rural “holler.”

– Ann Powers

Read the entire article by clicking HERE.

Nikki Lane’s debut album ‘Walk of Shame’ is available now on our sister label IAMSOUND.

Oct 2011 19

Nikki lane who’s debut album “Walk of Shame” was just released on Iamsound Records joins Noah & The Whale on their US tour in November.

Tour Dates Below..
11/5 BOSTON, Paradise Rock Club
11/6 PHILADELPHIA, Theatre of Living Arts
11/8 TORONTO, Phoenix Theatre
11/9 GRAND RAPIDS, Ladies Literary Club
11/11 CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
11/12 CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
11/13 MILWAUKEE, Turner Hall
11/14 MINNEAPOLIS, First Avenue
11/17 SEATTLE, Neptune
11/18 VANCOUVER, Venue/11/19 PORTLAND, Wonder Ballroom
11/21 SAN FRANCISCO, Great American Music Hal
11/22 ANAHEIM, House Of Blues

Oct 2011 19

During the month of October, NPR will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by interesting new and noteworthy up and coming artists.

NIKKI LANE is one of those artists.

Head over to to hear two tracks from Lane’s recently released Walk Of Shame, and take advantage of some free dowloads!

Oct 2011 19

NEW VILLAGER are heading to the UK & Europe for some shows.
Their debut album is out now. Dates below:

08-Nov UK, Glasgow, School of Art
10-Nov UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social
11-Nov UK, Liverpool, Contemporary Urban Centre – Liverpool Music Week
13-Nov UK, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15-Nov UK, London, Madame JoJo’s ‘White Heat’ 16-Nov UK, Birmingham, HMV Insitute
17-Nov UK, Bristol, Start the Bus
18-Nov France, Paris, Fleche D’Or – Les Inrocks
19-Nov Holland, The Hague – Crossing Border
21-Nov Germany, Berlin, Crystal Tue
22-Nov Germany, Cologne, Studio 672

Oct 2011 05

Nikki Lane is interviewed and talks about her style, boys, her songs and thrifting at the Goodwill pay-by-the-pound thrift store.

Read the entire article HERE.

Nikki Lane performs tonight, September 30, at the Basement for the release of her new record, “Walk of Shame”
1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville
10:30 PM

Oct 2011 05

IAMSOUND Records act MEN (JD Samson from Le Tigre) are on tour with CSS. Dates below:

10/1:  Vancouver, BC @ Vogue**
10/2:  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
10/4:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune**
10/6:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore**
10/7: San Diego, CA @ 4th & B **
10/9:  Los Angeles, CA @ Filter Culture Collide Festival
10/10: Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
10/11: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom**
10/13:  Denver, CO @ Bluebird**
10/14: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/15: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/16: Madison, WI @ Freqency
10/17:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave**
10/18: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre**
10/21:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer**
10/22:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall**
10/23:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club**
10/24:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club**
10/26:  Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club**
10/28:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
10/29:  Houston, TX @ House of Blues**
10/30:  Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa**
11/2: Atlanta, GA @ 529 (Free Show!)
** tour dates with CSS

Sep 2011 28

IAMSOUND RECORDS artist NIKKI LANE’s debut album “Walk of Shame” is out today. The album was produced by Dave Cobb and Lewis Pesacov.

Download the album now!

Walk of Shame - Nikki Lane

Sep 2011 21

Little Boots, SBTRKT and NewVillager are all slated for this fall’s Mondrian Sessions…

​A free show? Great. A free show curated by a local label? Even better. A free show curated by a local label at a swanky rooftop bar? Count us in.

L.A.’s own IAMSOUND Records is teaming up once again with the Mondrian Hotel for a new slate of free Mondrian Sessions at its posh Skybar. The poolside concert series kicks off this Friday September 23rdwith an acoustic set from UK electropop darling Little Boots.

Other artists to perform include masked funk-dubstep DJ SBTRKT(who’s also slated to play this year’s HARD Haunted Mansion) on Oct. 24 and rising art-synth duo NewVillager Oct. 20. Guest DJs will spin before and after the sets, with label GM Paul Tao lined up for Friday.

​The Mondrian Sessions are more than just another freebie night out – IAMSOUND has a knack for attracting artists sizzling with hype but who have the bite to back it up (past performers include Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John and Fool’s Gold). The series has also been known to switch it up, hosting film screenings and other music-related events, like the West Coast premiere of the Creation Records documentary Upside Down. Factor in the mod decor and one of the finest views of the city’s skyline, and you have yourself an evening that’s quintessentially and memorably L.A. RSVP here for any of the upcoming shows, but be sure to show up early as they quickly hit capacity.


Sep 2011 21

Nikki Lane’s humble upbringing in South Carolina shines through on her Walk of Shame full length. Though she left life in the South behind in favor of the big city vibe, her roots remain present. Her lyrics come to life with the Southern sass that remains in her voice as she sings over slide guitars and a swinging percussion.

The album, which is set for release on Sept. 27, is full of songs about love and lust, heartbreak, longing for the right man and the occasional one-night stand. Her honesty is what allows her to fit right into a classic country setting – she’s far from pop-country princess, Taylor Swift, and more Loretta Lynn.

Lane’s Walk of Shame is about her journey to get out of something she never wanted. “Your expectations are a little bit limited,” she said in a press release about growing up in a small town, “People expect you to go to a four-year college, get married and follow that Southern way of life. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do but I knew it wasn’t being offered to me”


Stream ‘Walk Of Shame’ HERE.

Sep 2011 21

Nikki Lane is currently being feature on the Urban Outfitter’s blog, with a huge photo spread and interview.

Check it out here.

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