Music 101: Nicolay's City Lights Volume 2

3879766808_4d9df645baI haven’t been this excited about new music since I found out I was getting tickets to a 3T concert back in ’99…okay that was a little bit of a lie (I was excited though!).

Nicolay’s new album drops soon and his digital download is available right now…just not from iTunes (check out the letter from Nicolay and Phonte below for a better explanation).

I’m off for a download session but before I leave, here’s a little sampler from Nicolay’s site:


Straight from the source…

Friends and Family,

Nic and I are proud to announce the digital release of ‘City Lights 2: Shibuya‘, available right NOW.

The good news is that the full ‘Shibuya’ album is available for download on Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody and other digital music retailers.

The bad news is that iTunes has decided to list ‘Shibuya’, as well as ‘Leave It All Behind‘ (?!?!??!?!!) as “partial.” Essentially, what this means is that you (the consumer) will be charged more money for buying the full album from iTunes, and that me and Nic won’t receive credit for the album sales on SoundScan.

We are asking all of you who plan to purchase the full digital album to please do so via Amazon or any other music retailer, and not via iTunes. Not only will you get it for a cheaper price, but me and Nic will also get credit for the sale. In the very near future, Nic and I will be launching our own digital store via to ensure that we’re not beholden to any more corporate bullshit that keeps our fans from getting great music at a fair price. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

For those of you who still buy your music the old-fashioned way, ‘Shibuya’ will be in stores nationwide on Sept. 15, and we will have CD’s for sale during our upcoming west coast shows.

Thank you for listening, and we hope you enjoy the record!


‘Te and Nic