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Jam of the Day | Nicole Atkins – War Torn (Live on Letterman)

“If you’re not gonna do THIS, don’t bother doing it!” – David Letterman Well then. We have to say, Dave surely knows what he’s talking about here. Of course, we’ve been talking about Nicole Atkins for years, so this performance isn’t surprising in the least. So, Happy Monday, friends. Here’s Nicole Atkins. She has the … Read more

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SXSW 2014 | 20 Songs to Hear While in Austin

We’re SO excited to be sponsoring the MANICFEST DESTINY IV SHOWCASE, which is happening Thursday at SXSW in Austin at Rusty’s (405 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701) starting at 1PM with Brooklyn’s Jillette Johnson on our outdoor patio stage. Please RSVP on Facebook here or RSVP on Do512 here. Be sure to follow Speakers in Code on Twitter for special guest tweets on … Read more

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Our 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 (Quarter 1)

We’re off and running! And we’re ready to share our 20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 for January through March. Kill the Christmas music and get these selections on your radar! Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags (1/7) Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes (1/14) Lanterns on the Lake, Until the Colours Run (1/14) Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Give the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Nicole Atkins – Girl You Look Amazing

In the gutter you discover All the things you miss We’re stoked for Slow Phaser (February 4th / Oh’ Mercy! Records), the upcoming album from Nicole Atkins, who remains one of our favorite singer-songwriters on this here planet. And her lead single from the album — and today’s Jam of the Day — doesn’t disappoint. … Read more

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We Come Bearing Gifts | The 2011 Holiday Song Round Up

We’re taking a miniature blogging break to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year real propa like, but before we depart, here’s a round up of the bright and merry songs that made their way to our inboxes this December. We’ll be back in action on our SECOND birthday, January 4th. Hope you … Read more

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Nicole Atkins (The Interview)

When I hear the word “break-up” to describe an album, I think of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker, or Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Organ Fight. You know, albums filled with songs that are mainly about past lovers, heartache, and your life pretty much starting over. Nicole Atkins’ new album, Mondo Amore … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Cotton Jones – Egg On A Sea

Photo credit: Whitney McGraw Cotton Jones, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of the 10 to Spin playlist you made for us last winter. I love thee to the level of your previous Pajammy Jam of the Day. I love you … Read more

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Album Review | Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore

Speakers Rating: 92/100 When Nicole Atkins was 14, she broke her nose at a Meatpuppets/Blind Melon show. Someone’s boot crashed down on her face, and since she had snuck out to see the show, her parents didn’t fix the damn thing. And while I don’t know Atkins personally, I’m guessing she is pretty tough. Her … Read more

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Chat Live With Nicole Atkins…Today!

Starting at 12:30 CST at the live feed below, Nicole Atkins will be performing selections from her upcoming album, Mondo Amore, due February 8th. She’ll also be answering your questions, so get those creative minds thinking. Atkins is about to embark on a North American tour. She’ll be hitting The Firebird in St. Louis with … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 1)

Welp, it’s 2011. And today, we’re proud to say, we’re celebrating our first birthday. It’s been a very fun year for us at Speakers in Code, but we’re extremely excited about what’s in store – musically, especially – for 2011. Here are the 25 upcoming albums we’re, like, totally psyched about, coming your way in … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Nicole Atkins – Vultures

This is never going to stop, so I might as well just embrace the fact that I’m in love with 5,498 female singer-songwriters. Nicole Atkins is the latest, and boy, can she belt out a tune. It’s safe to say I’m looking forward to January 25th, when her new album, Mondo Amore, hits the Internets/shelves/Starbucks/etc. … Read more