Olenka & the Autumn Lovers

I wrote about Olena & the Autumn Lovers (here) as soon as I bought their newest album. Since then, I’ve seen them perform and have been amazed by this band’s never-ending talent.

The music – a bit folk, a bit country, a bit Polish – has got me hooked (especially the song Odessa). And I just love the artwork that is all over the Olenka & the Autumn Lovers newest album and website.

Olenka & the Autumn Lovers

Beautiful collaboration: Olenka & the Autumn Lovers

I bought a new CD yesterday. Olenka & the Autumn Lovers. I have listened to it several times already and I think I’ve decided that my favourite songs are: Odessa, Lark and Louise of Littleville. Have a listen to it here.

Olenka & the Autumn Lovers

I don’t know much about music but I know what I like. I can’t identify all the instruments but I like what I hear. According to the band’s bio, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers has a sound that mingles a strong Eastern European influence with elements of North American country and folk. It’s been compared to Cat Power, Tom Waits and Arcade Fire. I’m sold!

But it gets better – not only are Olenka’s lyrics and the music amazing but I love violinist Sara Froese’s black and white line drawings. Simply beautiful.

Olenka & the Autumn Lovers: And then we sing

Teamwork: Lyrics by Olenka Krakus, Artwork by Sara Froese

Olenka & the Autumn Lovers have just finished their fall tour and have recently been shortlisted for the CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards (Best Vocals). If you like how they sound, vote for them here! And you can keep tabs on future show dates here.

p.s. Dear Olenka: People were talking about you on the bus. How’s that for song lyrics?

Photos by Jordana.

Nixon at FNAC

French retailer FNAC is currently carrying a fabulous selection of white Nixon products. I personally do not own a watch or a set of headphones but maybe I should reconsider. I’m loving the design of the following Nixon products:

Time Teller, Nixon, 69 Euros, at FNAC

Nixon whip headphones, 35 Euros, FNAC

Nixon trooper headphones, 59.90 Euros, at FNAC

Nixon Master Blaster headphones, 199.90 Euros, at FNAC

Images courtesy of FNAC. Nixon products also available here.